#WorkTrends Preview: Cyberslacking is a Workplace Epidemic

Cyberslacking. This is not a word common to many people, but it’s a workplace condition that has become a problem of epidemic measures.

According to a Harris Poll for CareerBuilder, it was reported that twenty-four percent of workers admitted they spend at least an hour a day on personal email, texts, and personal calls. More than half of the employers surveyed said the biggest distraction at work comes from employees using their cell phones and 44 percent saying the same about the Internet. Whatever the gains from the application of new technology, cyberslacking is eroding American productivity from the inside out. It is being chewed up by the use and abuse of Internet access to social media and apps for non-work purposes.

Join host Meghan M. Biro and special guest William Keiper on Wednesday, November 16 at 1pm EST, as they delve into this important topic and discuss the underlying causes of this workplace condition.

Cyberslacking is a Workplace Epidemic

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Join William and me on our LIVE online podcast Wednesday, Nov 16 — 1 pm ET / 10 am PT.

Immediately following the podcast, the team invites the TalentCulture community over to the #WorkTrends Twitter stream to continue the discussion. We encourage everyone with a Twitter account to participate as we gather for a live chat, focused on these related questions:

Q1: What culture or workplace factors contribute to cyberslacking? #WorkTrends  (Tweet this question)

Q2: Why can’t people disconnect from social and their devices? #WorkTrends (Tweet this question)

Q3: How can leadership help employees reduce cyberslacking? #WorkTrends (Tweet this question)

Don’t want to wait until next Wednesday to join the conversation? You don’t have to. I invite you to check out the #WorkTrends Twitter feed, our TalentCulture World of Work Community LinkedIn group, and our TalentCulture G+ community. Share your questions, ideas and opinions with our awesome community any time. See you there!

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