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Leisure browsing at workplace makes people more productive: Study

According to a study by University of Melbourne, people who use internet for personal reasons — such as searching for information about products, reading online news sites, using social networking sites, playing online games and watching videos on YouTube — at workplace are more productive than those who do not.

According to a study by University of Melbourne, people who use internet for personal reasons — such as searching for information about products, reading online news sites, using social networking sites, playing online games and watching videos on YouTube — at workplace are more productive than those who do not.

“People who do surf the internet for fun at work — within a reasonable limit of less than 20 per cent of their total time in the office — are more productive by about 9 per cent than those who don’t,” Brent Coker, from the department of management and marketing, has said.

“Short and unobtrusive breaks, such as a quick surf of the internet, enables the mind to rest itself, leading to a higher total net concentration for a days’ work, and as a result, increased productivity,” Brent Coker has said. “People need to zone out for a bit to get back their concentration.”

“Firms spend millions on software to block their employees from watching videos on YouTube, using social networking sites like Facebook or shopping online under the pretence that it costs millions in lost productivity, however that’s not always the case,” Coker has added.

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