Donelson R. Forsyth, a psychologist in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies who specializes in group dynamics, told the Huffington Post that the NCAA Tournament can be beneficial to the workplace.

Forsyth holds the Colonel Leo K. & Gaylee Thorsness Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership.

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“Here's something for workers to cheer about: All the betting pools, glances at score updates and coffee chatter about the NCAA Tournament are good for an office -- they're even profitable, according to University of Richmond psychologist Donelson Forsyth.

"Certainly time will be taken away from tasks we're doing, but the gain in terms of energy and overall cohesiveness in the long run will have a positive yield," he told The Huffington Post on Tuesday.”

Full Huffington Post article

Professor, Colonel Leo K. & Gaylee Thorsness Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership
Group Dynamics
Social Behavior
Psychology of Morality