With March Madness building, betting pools and having the game(s) on at the office are sure to create a few HR headaches.

Fortunately for fans, OfficeTeam has dribbled out a survey suggested that companies that allow their workers to celebrate at work may be the "real winners." 

Nearly one-third (32 percent) of senior managers interviewed by OfficeTeam said activities tied to the college basketball playoffs boost employee morale, and more than one-quarter (27 percent) felt March Madness has a positive impact on worker productivity. These results are up from 20 percent and 16 percent, respectively, in a similar survey conducted in 2013.

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