Friday, May 30, 2008

e-Break more productive than a tea break

Employees should be allowed to surf Facebook while they are at work, experts claim. Psychologists say surfing the internet actually makes workers more productive because it boosts moral and helps reduce stress.

Top British firms, including Credit Suisse and British Gas, have banned workers using social networking sites, as they say staff spend too much time chatting with friends when they should be working.

But researchers at Goldsmith College, London, said the bans are losing firms £4 billion a year because demoralised employees are putting in less effort at work. The study of 1,700 employees found most workers felt more productive after an “ebreak” surfing the internet than they did after a tea break. (More here: Telegraph)

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