Communication is the blood flow of an organization. As information has to be manipulated in different ways and different forms, it had to be transferred to the organization and interpreted for the smooth and streamlined flow of business processes that benefit both employers and employees.
Although, face to face communication can be very benefiting and fast, in some cases it is impossible due to a significant distance and shortage of time and mounting costs especially multinational organizations that have geographically distributed offices. This problem was solved with organizations building vast communication network infrastructures.
In every business organization, there is a presence of employees that disrupt the organization processes and culture by misconduct and violations of the terms and conditions of policies that are necessary to sustain organizations and their production workflow. To catch them or isolate them is a colossal headache for managers of large corporations and this condition might eat away productivity in small organizations on the same note.
The recent advancements in technology especially information technology and communication have solved the problems that businesses face when it comes to a wide range of the issues that employees faced regarding connection that has to take place inexpensively and over a considerable distance with the least time possible.
Stats behind the Abuse of the Organizational Internet Resources
The stats behind the misuse of Internet technologies are mind-blowing.
- 70% of pornographic related traffic occurs during the standard work hours of 9 am to 5 pm.
- 58% of industrial spying and espionage is perpetrated by current or former employees of an organization.
- 48% of large companies place the blame for the worst security breaches to their employees.
- 46% of the largest global corporations utilize Instant Messengers (IMs) as the tool for daily collaboration.
- 64% of employees admit using the Internet for their interests during work hours.
- 37% of employees report that they continuously use the web during work.
- 27% companies say that they would fire the employees who misuse the Internet resources for personal gains if they are caught.
- 65% of companies say that they have strict disciplinary measures in place against Internet abuse during work hours.
- As much as 90% of employees believe that the Internet is addictive.
- 41% of anonymous employees accept that they surf the web for more than three hours a week during work.
- 60% of security breaches occur within the company even with Firewall network security in place.
- 25% of corporate Internet traffic does not pertain to work.
- 30% – 40% of productivity losses in the workplace are attributed to cyberslacking.
- 6% works surf the web for no apparent reason. The number of men involved is double than that of women.
- 27% of fortune 500 companies had defended themselves in lawsuits claiming sexual harassment involving inappropriate emails.
- 80% of business report financial losses due to computer security breaches.
- 44% managed to amount their losses to $445 million.
Effects of Internet Technologies on Workplace
Some of the most beneficial effects of Internet technologies are that it has made businesses more competitive and they have increased the demands on work pace at workplaces. It has been critical than ever to come up with new ideas and innovations not in the form of products but also in the way of business processes and workflows. The product life cycles are getting shorter and shorter as you may know provided that you have worked on a product.
The business on any scale that is not finding ways to apply the emerging technologies are failing out of the scene as they fell victim of growing number of competitors in every market along with ever demanding customers with crybaby psyche. It is imperative that employees of every organization should render their maximum productivity with diligence and sincerity for mutual success, but the statistics on the abuse of Internet technologies tell a different story.
How to Overcome Abuse of Organization’s Internet Resources
Technology has undoubtedly influenced and changed the way we work and has opened up new frontiers and unlocked several opportunities with possibilities that are unheard of a few years before now. One of these technological advents is the development of TheOneSpy software’s feature of live screen sharing. It is a piece of technology that enables you to share the screen of mobile devices or computers of employees with the manager or employer mobile device or computer over the web. It seems quite trivial to perform, but it is a powerful tool with a wide range of applications for employee monitoring. The Live Screen Sharing feature is explained as follows.
TheOneSpy is loaded with 250 powerful features that can actively put employee under the current observation to monitor their activities.