Distractions While Working Online Can Make You Less Productive
Distractions while working online
Worldwide, most people use Internet to do many of their regular and daily activities such as reading mails, news, and checking weather, to name a few.Using computer and working online has become universal and most common activity for employees and business persons.Not surprisingly, most people spend majority of their waking hours in front of their computers or mobile devices to access information related to work, or personal needs. The ubiquitous nature of ever-connected world has brought forth the importance of getting our work done without getting distracted while working on computer or working online.
Indeed, one can access every kind of information to one’s needs. Internet gives is barrage of never ending information from across the globe. In addition, social networks have tremendously enhanced our reach of both real and virtual friends worldwide. It is not surprising for one to have thousands of friends working online while having very few real friends, if at all. In addition, social networks, for instance, constantly get us status updates from our friends in real time and updates from extended networks. Overall, person’s attention dragged from message to message, site to site, from one tool to another permitting him or her very little attention span to complete important tasks.
It is too easy to get distracted working online. Many businesses have realized the huge drain the online browsing can cause its workforce robbing their productivity. Even small business will have significant resource drainage in terms of lose of precious labor due to employees’ online social behavior during working hours.
Dilemma of using social medium
Notwithstanding, using Internet for accessing various business related information and mailing, for instance, has become indispensable for any business. Moreover, corporate have started to depend on social medium to keep in touch with external world and manage their brand and reputation working online with wider audience. Naturally, it is even more confusing as to what is causing productivity loss and what is not. Although it is important to keep in touch with our friends and colleagues, we must allot specific times to access social sites in any given day. Continued to next page…
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