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Go Ahead and Tweet

Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009
Category: Social Media
Author: Karen Kallestad

Take a break and Tweet a little. Friend someone on Facebook. Update your blog. A recent Australian study showed that "workplace internet leisure browsing," or what your boss may refer to as "goofing off," actually increases productivity.

In a study of 300 workers, 70 percent of those who used the internet at work engaged in leisure browsing. The most popular online leisure activities were searching for product information, reading news, playing games and watching YouTube videos. Workers who engaged in these activities were nearly ten percent more productive than those who didn't. The study surmised that short breaks helped refresh the workers' minds and enabled them to return to their tasks with improved concentration.

Do you goof off engage in leisure browsing at work?

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