There are many different ways employers are dealing with the inevitable– employees surfing at work. Some of the surfing is job related– finding a fix to the latest software package, planning a business trip, etc. Others are finding out the score to a baseball game, etc. Should companies allow surfing?
ZDNet posits that Office surfers aren’t slackers. Part of the reason that they give is that people may spend time surfing at work, but that’s because we live in a time where we are connected at all times. We’re also more likely to be doing business at home or via cell phone, and so business and work have blended together.
As long as it doesn’t impact your performance, surfing can give you new ideas, all for a healthy outlet, and broaden your horizons. As a funny twist, SatireWire has an article about work getting in the way of surfing time!
In either case, we live in a changing culture– in this case a culture that has the need to feel connected at all times, and that can have good and bad consequences.