Cyberloafing has become a significant issue for companies today. Cyberloafing costs companies millions of dollars each year. As a result, some companies have chosen to use various technologies to either prevent or catch employees that are spending their time online or on their phones doing non-work-related activities such as shopping, playing games, or socializing. Do some research on cyberloafing. What are the costs to companies? How much time do employees spend doing non-work-related activities? What are some of the tools employers are using? What are the laws in your state related to the use of these tools? Do you think the use of these tools is ethical? Why or why not?
Cyber loafing is a term that has been adopted to describe the conduct of employees who take advantage of the office internet to advance their own interest or using the same for playing games and doing online marketing and shopping while pretending to be doing the official work for which they are appointed. Cyber loafing is a derivative word arising from goldbricking which means applying gold coating to a brick of worthless metal. According to the university of Nevada, cyber loafing costs companies a lot in the tune of more than 85 billion dollars a year, in addition to impeding productivity, it also uses bandwidth and can expose a company to computer viruses. Employers can curb cyber loafing by insisting on accountability and by implanting microchips.