misuse of the Internet by employees during
working hours is a worrying concern for managers.
A survey from the America’s top 1,000
companies revealed that 55% of executives
believed that the time browsing Internet sites
for leisure purposes is affecting their efficiency
adversely. One firm tracked all the traffic
going across its Internet connection and found
out that only 23% of the usage was business-related.
Any squandering of the company’s resources
and time in the workplace is a complication
for managers, especially as corporations are
supplying employees with a tool that can be
easily exploited for recreational purposes.
Hence, employees that are addicted to the
Internet may be retrenched if they are not
able to suppress their desire and are caught
using their companies’ network resources
for their own entertainment.