Blame It On The Internet
from the if-you-need-a-reason dept
An official in a Malaysian state says 20 percent of its employees use government computers to surf the internet, and it's apparently one of the main causes of poor productivity there. It's always funny how employers -- anywhere in the world -- find it easier to just throw blame at something for workers' poor performance, rather than truly question the real causes. The internet isn't making these people slack off, and if they didn't have it, they'd spend their time reading magazines or taking coffee breaks or something. The internet's just a time-killer for these employees, and what's keeping them from doing their work is a lack of motivation, not the endless possibilities offered by a broadband connection and Google.