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#1 CaboBride2010

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    Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:16 PM

    My local news station just posted this article! It made me feel better for being on here during work hours.

    Why Surfing The Net Makes You A Better Employee
    Thursday April 2, 2009
    CityNews.ca Staff
    Employers, take note. Instead of banning Facebook and YouTube at the office, you should be encouraging their use in small doses.

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne found people who use the internet at work for personal reasons are about nine per cent more productive than those who don't. In fact, so-called "workplace internet leisure browsing" helped to sharpen concentration.

    "People need to zone out for a bit to get back their concentration," noted study author Brent Coker. "Short and unobtrusive breaks, such as a quick surf of the internet, enables the mind to rest itself, leading to a higher total net concentration for a days' work, and as a result, increased productivity."

    Most popular among workers: searching for information about products, reading online news sites, playing online games and watching videos on YouTube.

    "Firms spend millions on software to block their employees from watching videos, using social networking sites or shopping online under the pretence that it costs millions in lost productivity," observed Coker. "That's not always the case."

    Coker's team surveyed 300 workers who browsed for less than 20 per cent of their workday. People who surf excessively, he pointed out, will be less productive.

    #2 ~Stephanie~

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      Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:20 PM

      That's funny! I'm sooo guilty of that!

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      #3 Erika J

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        Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:58 PM

        What me?? BDWing at work? Nope , wrong person :)

        #4 YoursTruly

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          Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:09 PM

          This is work related activity!

          #5 CaboBride2010

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            Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:19 PM

            lol i posted this last night so i thought i would bump it up for everyone who is at work right now :)

            #6 Kristy!


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              Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:45 PM

              I would NEVER go on BDW at work! He he

              #7 *Casey*

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                Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:50 PM

                I'm pretty sure I fall in to the "excessive" category. Lol!

                #8 Mother of Bride

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                  Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:38 AM

                  NOT from work, but I sure am addicted at home !

                  #9 lil_miss_frogg

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                    Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:38 AM

                    I am sooooooo guilty of this. I answer phones for an insurance company all day. I am probably on the internet for about 6 of my 8 hours at work. I don't think I'm less productive either....because, a agent calls in I can multitask. I can email, surf the net, and give this agent acurate information. I have three or four sites that I visit regularly...BDW, TMZ, fmylife, and Avon (only cause I sell it).
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                    #10 Debs

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                      Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:30 AM

                      Originally Posted by *Casey*
                      I'm pretty sure I fall in to the "excessive" category. Lol!
                      Sooo me too!! LOL's

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