Effective Management of Internet Usage at the Workplace
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The internet has become a basic requirement in the management of organizations today. If an organization wants to remain relevant at this time and age and retain its competitive edge it has to adopt the usage of the internet. One can hardly imagine a successful enterprise operating without an effective website, for its production, marketing, communication and other business operations. In as much as the internet is a good thing to the management of organizations operations, it has its own challenges affecting employees’ productivity as it is prone to abuse by the employees who may be engaging much of their time in social networks like the facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Whats’ App and browsing different sites during work hours. As much as the internet has assisted in improvements in learning and research; measures need to be put in place in order to ensure that there is control of its usage and that there is a balance between employees’ social needs and organizational needs. The internet can be an incredible business tool as well as a potential threat to the achievement of organizational goals. This paper analyzes recent internet developments and specifically investigates the effect of the internet on employee performance and what some of the consequences would be if employees were allowed unrestricted access to these networks.