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- n. The use of computers by employees for purposes unrelated to work.
Although personal Web browsing is generally seen as a workplace problem, Chen and his colleague, Vivien Lim, set out to determine if so-called 'cyberloafing' had any benefits.
A new report from the National University of Singapore says that spending time online could make workers more productie, and that so-called cyberloafing can refresh workers mentally after long periods of work.
Moreover, for many workers, however, using the Internet for "cyberloafing" or "cyberslacking" is a way of alleviating boredom, regardless of how busy they are with work or how much they have to do, the survey found.
For many workers, however, using the Internet for "cyberloafing" or "cyberslacking" is a way of alleviating boredom, regardless of how busy they are with work or how much they have to do.
Finally, there is the burgeoning field of cyberloafing.
In fact, cyberloafing -- the nonwork-related use of computers by employees -- often gives temporary cover to those who want to appear busy, if they can master the furrowed brow, the studious squint at the monitor (while bidding on eBay).
What is interesting is the gender divide: Women tend to feel cyberloafing distracts them from work, postponing deadlines and completing less work.
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