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Goldbricking

The appearance of working, when in fact one is surfing the Internet, making personal phone calls, or generally not working. A goldbricker tries to look busy but in fact is not very productive at all.

goldbricking

a hoarding of output by employees when PIECEWORK is in operation. Employees do not declare their full daily output, preferring to hide it and then declare it at a later date. Payment for it will thus be received in the future. This enables employees to regulate their earnings over time. On some days they can take it easy but by releasing previous output to management they can achieve their usual level of pay. See QUOTA RESTRICTION.
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In other words, creating a positive work culture in the organization so that the employees will not indulge in cyberloafing .
Employees who face work stress in any situation will try to get away from a stressful situation by engaging in cyberloafing (Sawitria and Runing, 2012).
Desinging electronic use policies to employee perceptions of fairness and to reduce cyberloafing: An empirical test of justice theory.
Cyberloafing is a new term introduced by the emergence of cyber sciences and the World Wide Web in particular.
"Cyberloafing" - defined as indulging in Internet-based activities that have no relevance to one's job - is the word interesting company managers at the moment, and it promises to wreak havoc with the hours you spend social networking, reading celebrity gossip and watching cute YouTube clips.
Cyberloafing has been defined as "nonproductive workplace-related online behaviors that are predominantly opaque in nature" (Lim, 2012).
If employees perceive that they have been treated unfairly, that is, a lack of justice, they can become upset and motivated to somehow reciprocate by exhibiting different types of work deviant behaviour including: organizational retaliatory behaviours such as rule breaking, theft and leaving the organization (Greenberg, 1993; Skarlicki & Folger, 1997), as well as, 'cyberloafing' or 'misuse of the internet' (Lim, 2002, p.
"Cyberslacking," "cyberloafing," and "cyberbludging" are terms used to describe the activities involved in wasting time on the internet while people are supposedly at work (Mills, et.al., 2001).
``The new trend of cyberloafing costs all businesses, but the threat of libellous or commercially sensitive data being sent out could cost them an awful lot more at Christmas than any other time of year.''
* Concerns about information leakage, legal exposure, identity spoofing or even cyberloafing have caused companies to attempt to lock down IM use.
This attitude is called as "cyberloafing" (Lim, 2002).
Using existing data that shows that people exhibit poorer self-control when they're tired, the researchers said that the lost sleep due to the time change - an average of 40 minutes that Sunday night makes employees less likely to self-regulate their behaviour and more inclined to spend time cyberloafing, or surfing the Internet for personal pursuits while on the clock.