Am I a Grinch?
At our company, most employees have
access to the Internet at their workstations. Ordinarily, I don’t mind a few
minutes of Web browsing here and there for the purpose of a mental break or even
a little personal business. It’s the same as a quick water cooler conversation.
Around the holidays, however,
productivity can really drop as employees utilize our high-speed Internet
connection to complete their holiday shopping. Am I being a Grinch to want to
control the amount of time employees spend shopping online? Or does it really
save productivity since they don’t have to leave the building and fight crowds
at the mall? Should I ask them to curtail this shopping?
— E. Scrooge (Actual name and
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