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Windows 7: Report: Goofing Off Online Increases Workplace Productivity

22 Aug 2011   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 
Report: Goofing Off Online Increases Workplace Productivity


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Screwing around on the Internet is the new Solitaire; itís what you do at the office when the boss isnít hovering over your shoulder. But is all the secrecy really necessary? A new study doesnít seem to think so. In fact, the researchers behind the report say that blowing off some steam on Facebook or YouTube makes workers more productive than any other type of break.
Read more at: Maximum PC | Report: Goofing Off Online Increases Workplace Productivity
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22 Aug 2011   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

The idea has it's merits.

Where it falls down is in the real world - workplaces with unlimited net access tend to have workers who abuse it to the point where productivity is negatively impacted. The typical kneejerk reaction is to then ban all access for all staff, rather than isolate the abusers.

Facebook was the downfall of my mates workplace because of a few individuals who abuse the privilege.
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22 Aug 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As long as these workers can take a 10 minute break and get on facebook and do what they need to do and then get back to work. The problem starts when that 10 minutes goes to 20-40-60+ minutes.

I visit sites like this during my workday, but since I do systems admin and desktop support stuff for a living, at least my reading is related directly to my job.
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