Cyberslacking


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Cyberslacking

In business, the act or practice of avoiding work by doing other things on one's computer. For example, one may chat on Facebook instead of doing work. Sometimes cyberslacking can, at first glance, appear to be work.
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"On Cyberslacking: Workplace Status and Personal Internet Use at Work".
"Personal Internet use at work: Understanding cyberslacking".
Definitions of cyberloafing construct Term Definition "any voluntary act of employees using their companies' Internet access during office hours to Cyberloafing surf nonwork related Web sites for nonwork purposes, and access (including receiving and sending) nonworkrelated email" "voluntary online Web behaviors during work Personal Web time using any of the organization's resources for Usage activities outside current customary job/work requirements" "extensive personal use of the Internet at work" Cyberslacking "the overuse of the Internet in the workplace for purposes other than work" Term Authors Cyberloafing Lim, Teo & Loo, 2002, p.67 Anandarajan & Personal Web Simmers, 2004, p.19 Usage Lee, Lee, & Kim, 2004, p.32 Cyberslacking Whitty & Carr, 2006, p.237 Table 2.
Fifty-four degree candidates (38%) fully agreed with the study's assertion that any correspondence during the defined school day should be considered "cyberslacking" and should not be permissible.
"Cyberslacking" in the classroom is costly to schools in terms of resources and productivity with lost time interacting with students or planning for instruction.
We suggest new studies on individuals' behavior toward cyberslacking, employee's privacy and use of communication means offered by organizations.
It is necessary to extend studies about cyberslacking, mainly in more mature organizations, correlating older and younger public recently hired.
The high cost of cyberslacking. Workforce, 79(12), December, 22-24.
Cyberslacking! A liability issue for wired workplaces.
Employees spend up to a fifth of their working day cyberslacking, studies claim.
A new generation of cyberslacking workers are multishirking by spending hours a day frittering away time online.
This paper will define cyberslacking, discuss Internet abuse, define Internet Addiction, describe the reasons for concern, delineate the costs to organizations, and describe what managers can do to limit cyberslacking in their organizations.
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