Does the Computer Make Office Workers More Productive?

An interesting article in ITNews about the misuse of the computer at work.  According to the article, there are numerous studies that show that employees spend about 20% their time engaging in personal activities.  Of course, most of that ‘wasted time’ is spent on-line. 

“A recent survey by online compensation firm Salary.com showed about six out of 10 employees in the United States acknowledged wasting time at work. About 34 percent listed personal Internet use as the leading time-wasting activity in the workplace. Employees said they did so because they were bored, worked too many hours, were underpaid or were unchallenged at work. Firms all over the world are concerned about potentially harmful effects of surfing they deem to be inappropriate may have on their company’s image.'”

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