Wasted Time In The Workplace
- Estimated productivity losses from non work related Internet surfing - 40%.
- Despite widespread use and misuse of social media at work only 1% of businesses have a social media policy.
- More than 50% businesses completely prohibit Facebook & Twitter at work: 1) Businesses that use Twitter and Facebook at work - 19%; 2) Limited personal use - 16%; 3) Any use- 10%; 4) Don't know - 1%.
- 50% say they have received a positive benefit from using social media.
- 70% of all Internet porn traffic occurs during the nine to five work day.
- 31.2% of workers feel that is appropriate to surf non-work related sites everyday.
How time is wasted?
- On average, workers with an Internet connection spend 21 hours a week online while in the office.
- On average, workers with an Internet connection spend 21 hours a week online while in the office - which is roughly 1 hour a day (or 22 hours per month).
- So how exactly do we waste time at work?: 1) Surfing the web- 48%; 2) Socializing with co-workers - 33%; 3) Conducting personal business - 30%; 4) Personal calls - 19%; 5) Long lunch breaks - 15%.
- 45% of employers track content using network level software.
- 43% also monitor email.
- 73% monitor user software.
- 40% actually assign someone to manually read and review emails sent on company time.
- 43% store and review computer files.
- Top 10 blacklisted websites: 1) Facebook.com - 14.2%; 2) MySpace.com - 9.9%; 3) YouTube.com - 8.1%; 4) Doubleclick.net - 6.4%; 5) Twitter.com - 2.3%; 6) Ad.yieldmanager.com - 1.9%; 7) Redtube.com -
1.4%; 8) Limewire.com - 1.3%; 9) Playboy.com - 1.2%.
- 64% of employees monitor employee Internet activity vs. 70% of employees who say employers have the right to monitor their Internet activity.
- 33% of workers check their personal email... 3 times a day.
- More than 7 out of 10 respondents also check their personal email a work.
- 29% of employers who have fired workers for email misuse cite the following reasons: 1) Violation of policy - 64%; 2) 14% of employers are not just wasting time; 3) Excessive personal use - 26%.
- According to a survey of 568 companies, 14% of workers admitted emailing confidential information. Worse, 6% of workers have used email to transmit confidential customer data.
- In a survey of 220 decisions makers at large companies 34% reported loss of sensitive information that had impacted business.
- 300/400/000 active users sign up very day onto Facebook.
- 800 minutes are spent on Facebook every month.
- 7 out of 100 websites accessed at work are Facebook.
- 55 minutes per day are spent by the average user on Facebook.
- Don't see the need for a social media policy - 20%.
- A social media policy is needed but not yet planned - 36%.
- Have written and implemented a social media policy - 25%.
- A social media policy is in the process of being written - 19%.
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