Employees Spend 2 Hours A Day "Cyberloafing" At Work

January 3, 2018

If you're reading this at work, then we're talking about you.

Lots of employees are guilty of taking "mini breaks" during work to browse the internet, but they might be doing it a little TOO much while on the clock. According to a survey, 45% of employees said "browsing online" is by far the biggest distraction for them at work; everything from watching videos, shopping and even watching porn!

Studies suggest employees wastes 2 hours a day goofing off online, a term now called "cyberloafing."

A professor from De Montfort University says not only does productivity decrease with cyberloafing, it increases the threat of your job's cyber-security. Lee Hadlington, Senior Lecturer in Cyberpsychology, says that people who engage in hardcore cyberloafing are far more likely to be reckless while online at work, whether it's downloading illegal files or visiting websites that post a security risks.

Oh, and if you think you're slick by just deleting your browser history and cookies? Your I.T. guy knows...