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  •  In my workplace, (none)
    I post to Kos. On average, studies show that I get more work done than your average worker as a direct result of that. I recommend that you look into these things.

    by Bensch on Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 11:15:40 AM PST

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    •  You will have to point me in the direction of (none)
      these studies, as I have not seen them. I have heard some conjecture along those lines, but I definitely wouldn't say "On average" and "studies".

      Like I said there are ways to get online at work unmonitored and unblocked during off time and with their own devices using wifi areas set up primarily for this use on their own network segment. We even feed some RSS news and weather into the home page of our intranet portal to keep users abreast of what is going on in the 'outside' world. There are many things concerning the internet that we can do to keep employee happiness high, but having access to the types of sites mentioned above is quite essential these days. We have grown into it from virtually no filtering blocking etc way back in 2000 to the current state and from our own experience it has significantly boosted productivity. The various online apps out there have just become much more addicting with things like rampant blogging and social bookmarking so we have had to ramp up our efforts as well and curtailing some of it at work.

      •  Microsoft Research (none)
        I suspect I can't send out copies.

        We lose productivity over a 5-7 year horizon due to burnout or leaving the company for competitors when we limit personal use.

        by Bensch on Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 03:08:36 PM PST

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        •  Oh, OK secret research, is there none 'out there' (none)
          It seems rare these days for many people to work more than 5-7 years anyway, no?

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