‘Cyberloafing’ not always a negative

Surfing the Web could improve employees’ concentration and productivity, finds study
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/15/2014

AN employee whose screen seems permanently stuck on his Facebook feed can be a significant source of frustration for his manager and co-workers.

From raised eyebrows to direct discipline, there are often negative repercussions to wasting work time online.

But, in small doses, web surfing on company time can actually boost concentration on work tasks, according to a study.