Can web-surfing actually contribute to a loss of productivity? Actually, if you're like us, you'd think so. But think again. The jury is still out, and that time spent surfing may be because American companies aren't challenging employees enough.
"The fact is, employees have always engaged in certain types of wide-net information-gathering activities that don't directly feed the bottom line but are considered reasonable uses of time: attending trade shows, reading magazines, hanging out by the water cooler. Now we've got an ocean of information--the Internet--and what do you know, a lot of people like to spend lots of time trolling through it. But that doesn't make them unproductive. "
What do you think? Read the article and let's talk about it.