The Internet is now an essential business tool. However, misuse of the web, especially during these challenging economic times can have a dramatic effect on employee productivity and ultimately company profits.
Online games and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are a few of the many distractions that employees have access to at their finger tips. Recently, the advent of the popular online game, Angry Birds has been reported as the new time waster in the workplace. According to a recent survey conducted by The Atlantic, Angry Birds is costing employees approximately 1.5 billion dollars in lost wages.
Total restriction of employee access to the Internet would be impractical. In fact, another theory to employee productivity supports the occasional down-time in the form of web browsing to re-energize employees.
Ultimately, organizations need to manage Internet usage by enforcing web usage policies which allow for reasonable browsing but discipline excessive use.
Implementation of Internet monitoring software to track employee web browsing activity has been a successful solution for numerous organizations. Allowing employees web access, while monitoring their surfing activity has been a reasonable compromise.
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