This time from the Harvard Business School , in 2011, carried out by researchers Bucciol , Houser and Piovesan , brought up the idea that resisting free browsing on the internet has a greater (negative) impact on worker productivity, greater than having the freedom to navigate, for example. The researchers’ suggestion is to make room for the employee to use the internet for personal matters, even for a few minutes every hour, even if it is necessary to reduce (or renegotiate) other breaks, such as lunch, for example.
Use Digital Tools More Efficiently
Two materials by these researchers can be foundhere (“Is web surfing distracting your workers?”) and also here (“Temptation at Work”) . To understand a little better the problems of what we believe makes us more productive, I recommend reading the post “ 7 productivity myths IT Directors Managers Email Lists debunked ” and “ 5 more productivity myths debunked by science ”, from the HypeScience blog. In short, it’s no use pushing the bar. People don’t work for a fixed time, so short breaks (for internet browsing or not) always help to improve productivity and even the good mood of workers.
There is No Way to Talk About
Quality of life is also important, even more so in the long term. Remember that employees with better quality of life and less stress pay more in the long run, as they tend to get sick less or look for other jobs. Social media is not the problem Nowadays we find everything we can imagine inside the internet and blaming access to social networks for the lack of productivity is to oversimplify all the potential that the internet has or even to evade the manager’s responsibility to understand the lack of productivity of his subordinates.