Cyberloafing by the numbers

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■ Thirty to 40 percent of Internet use at work is nonwork-related, according to an International Data Corp. survey. Roughly 60 percent of online shopping is completed during working hours.

■ A study of 2,500 people in the U.K. found that 63 percent were distracted from a project by an email or social media alert, according to Webtrate, Internet-blocking software.

■ A 2000 survey by Vault.com indicated that almost 88 percent of respondents surf nonwork-related websites during working hours, with 66 percent surfing anywhere from 10 minutes to one hour in an average workday. Another survey of 1,000 workers revealed that 64 percent surf the Internet at work.

■ Surveys also found that 82 percent of employees send nonwork-related emails during work hours and that cyber-loafing was the most common distraction at work. Another study reported that as much as 30 to 40 percent of employee productivity can be lost due to cyberloafing.

■ One study found that about 15 percent of  244 companies surveyed were not concerned at all about employees surfing the Internet for personal reasons and 50 percent were somewhat or more concerned.


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