Last Updated Jul 9, 2009 3:25 PM EDT
Great -- give them a raise.
Seems that University of Melbourne Professor Brent Coker has done research demonstrating that workers who use the Web for personal chores or entertainment are 9% more productive than those who don't.
The logic? Quick breaks from the steady drone of the workplace boosts concentration levels throughout the day.
But you can tell Spicoli over there ("Hey bud, what's your problem?") that the productivity increase ends if he spends more than 20% of his time on personal Internet excursions.
This alarming fact courtesy of The Daily Stat, from Harvard Business Publishing.
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