A detailed insight into the benefits of filtering practices on workplace computers. Recent studies between the U.S and Europe show that companies that do not restrict internet sites available to employees can expect approximately 50% of their employees to spend around 4 hours a week on sites unrelated to their work duties. Studies also showed a dramatic increase in productivity when strictly social media sites were blocked. Another very important function of website blocking is the increased security aspect, since employees can sometimes encounter malware while surfing on sites that are not related to work responsibilities.
- To be productive, you need to make sure that you are not distracted in your workspace.
- Many websites and browsers have cookies that appeal to your previous searches and that can lead you to websites that you should not be on during work.
- It is hard to remain focus at all times during the day at work and we all go through that.
“Across organisations, 36 percent block Facebook, 36 percent block Snapchat, and 35 percent block Instagram. Additionally, 32 percent block Twitter, and 31 percent block Pinterest, but only 16 percent block LinkedIn.”