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PedroGonzales
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PedroGonzales,
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12/2/2015 | 9:41:30 PM
Re: Big brother is watching
I agree. Has anybody here lead a team and saw their subordinates surfing the web during work hours?.  I wouldn't mind as long as they are able to do their work on time on schedule. 
mejiac
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mejiac,
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11/30/2015 | 11:41:32 PM
Re: Tis the season for employee morale
@impactnow,

Correct, and thus those employees can better focus on the task at hand
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impactnow,
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11/30/2015 | 11:40:38 PM
Re: Big brother is watching
shakeeb you make an excellent point when employees feel watched they don't feel trusted and it leads to overall job dissatisfaction. Much more costly than some time spent on the web holiday shopping.
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impactnow,
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11/30/2015 | 11:16:58 PM
Re: Tis the season for employee morale
Employees spending some time shopping could atually make them more productive becasue they won't be worried about gettng their holiday obligations met.
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mejiac,
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11/30/2015 | 10:56:56 PM
Re: Tis the season for employee morale
@Impactnow,

Thank you so much for sharing.

I think the work environment has a big impact. In some areas doing some personal web browsing/shopping is simply seen when someone needs a 5 min distraction after spending 2+ hours in a given task (I know I do). In other others you can barely get away at glazing at your phone screen.

i agree with your statement, by allowing employees a little freedom (as long as it's not abussed) leads to more productivity, since folks are able to get one or two errands done online that was occupying there thoughts, and are then better abe focus (again, I know I do)
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2015 | 10:46:12 PM
Re: Big brother is watching
@shamika – you could probably allow access to these sites during a specific time frame. I.e. The employees will have access to these pages during their break hours. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2015 | 10:44:52 PM
Re: Big brother is watching
@ Whoopty – I agree with you on this. Employees need some motivation and time they could spend online. Restricting this access itself could be a demotivating factor. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2015 | 10:41:59 PM
Re: Big brother is watching
@SunitaT0 – I think Facebook is one reason why you see employees online when they have to concentrate on work. If we have a look at the time they spend on Facebook it's immense. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2015 | 10:37:46 PM
Re: Big brother is watching
I don't think employee monitoring is required as they are mature enough to understand their responsibilities and work accordingly. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2015 | 10:36:41 PM
Re: Big brother is watching
I think employees should have freedom to access general internet sites at work, but it's their duty to ensure that the work is not compromised by accessing internet.

 
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