Top 10 Biggest Online Time Killers For Employees

Top 10 Biggest Online Time Killers For Employees

In my opinion, internet could be the biggest time killer for not only employers but everyone in the world. According to survey conducted by OfficeTime.Net, Internet is the second biggest way to waste your time, first being emails, seems weird.  Presenting an almost irresistible temptation to workers, the Internet has proven to be one of the easiest ways to waste time during business hours.  While there are a host of online time killers available to employees, a few stand out as among the most popular (

1.       Surfing the web: Simply surfing different websites to see what looks appealing is a huge time waster. Visiting a website and saw something great there then search for that thing and so on. Surfing the internet just for fun is proven online time waster atleast for me. Surfing the web for no reason can only give you knowledge in most cases. People literally waste hours online surfing the internet.

2.       Social networking: From Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn and more, social media sites lure employees in each and every day as a way to stay in touch with family and friends.

3.       Emails: Not only are workers bombarded with emails from peers, emails from family and friends are available on desktop office computers, as well as smart phones and tablets.

4.       Texting: While it may not always be convenient for an employee to have a personal phone conversation at work, he or she will always be able to text – and they do it often!

5.       Videos: Whether it’s an instructional video, streaming TV and movies or YouTube antics, online videos are hard to resist.

6.       Games: An occasional game of solitaire may not be a concern, but online games can be habit forming for employees.

7.       Shopping and auctions: Whether it’s browsing through Christmas toys over the holidays or bidding on eBay, shopping can be a huge time waster for workers.

8.       News: Who needs TV and newspapers when employees can check out local and national news anytime they want online?

9.       Gambling: One of the most dangerous, addictive forms of online entertainment is gambling. Workers may not only waste their time, they can also spend their paychecks on this distraction.

10.   Job searches: Although most employers don’t like to acknowledge it, many workers spend a portion of each workday looking for jobs elsewhere online.

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