Cyberloafing Cyberloafing has become the topic of discussion and prevention within many companies in the world of technology. Cyberloafing is a term used to describe the actions of employees who use their Internet access at work for personal use while pretending to do legitimate work. This has been a topic of discussion because it has both pros and cons from an employer and an employee standpoint. We will discuss the pros and cons of cyberloafing and the ways to prevent cyberloafing from taking place in the workplace. We will also list ways for companies to prevent this from happening as well as trying to find a balance for employees to have some freedom with Internet use. Pros of monitoring Cyberloafing for Employers The various ways employers monitor their employees cyberloafing are computer monitoring, tracking content and keystrokes, some store and review computer files. Other companies monitor the blogosphere to see what is being written about the company by employees and monitor social media networking sites. Depending on the company, computer monitoring has started to become a constant factor in making sure that employers keep track of productivity and work related tasks. It is believed that cyberloafing negatively affects an employee’s production. From an employer’s standpoint, there are not many advantages in allowing employees to cyberloaf.
Research has shown that employers have been able to start monitoring cyberloafing efficiently with new advancements;