Cyberloafing Leads to Better Work Productivity

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Using valuable work time to mess around on the Internet – a practice that’s come to be known as cyberloafing - isn’t just fun for workers, it’s also good for the company. Newer studies show that productivity actually increases when employees take a little brain-refreshing journey through cyberspace from time to time.

Using valuable work time to mess around on the Internet – a practice that’s come to be known as cyberloafing - isn’t just fun for workers, it’s good for the company.

Forget about the lost billions Reuters, Salary.com and the BBC all claimed were the result of a little on-the-clock surfing.

Apparently, that kind of thinking is so last decade.

Fresher, newer studies show that productivity actually increases when employees take a little brain-refreshing journey through cyberspace from time to time.

According to the doctors behind recent research out of the National University of Singapore, “Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function."

Non-restored brains have a tendency to get clogged up over time, making work performance increasingly less stellar as the need for mental reset builds up.

Conversely, according to scientists at the University of Melbourne, people who spend some moments focusing on something other than work tend to make up for it later in the day. In the end, they’re nearly 10 percent more productive than those who abstain.

Studies have also shown that exhibiting willpower is mentally exhausting, taking a chunk out of the focus and energy that’s available for work assignments.

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