Cyberslacking involves visiting pornographic sites and news sites, shopping, stock trading, vacation planning, gaming, chatting or engaging in any general non-business Internet activity on company time using company resources In addition, this practice includes looking for a new job on the internet, comparing present salaries and working conditions with that available elsewhere purely as a matter of curiosity, doing homework on company time, and exchanging e-mail with friends and family(Block, 2001).
That number is predicted to rise to 272 million by 2004, making cyberslacking a potentially enormous strain on corporate resources (Deane, 2000).
Cyberslacking clogs up network access, making it difficult for diligent employees to do their jobs (New software, 2000).
5 billion annually for internet access, with at least $1 billion being attributed to employees' personal and cyberslacking activities.
There are a number of steps managers can take to reduce cyberslacking in their organizations.