Cyberloafing: Effects on Employee Job Performance and Behavior
Ruchi Sao1, Shravan Chandak2, Bhavisha Patel3, Pritam Bhadade4
1Ruchi Sao*, Department of Management Technology, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, India.
2Shravan Chandak, Department of Management Technology, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, India.
3Bhavisha Patel, Alacrity E-Commerce Solutions Private Limited Nagpur, India.
4Pritam Bhadade, Department of Management Technology, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, India.
Manuscript received on January 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 1509-1515 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E4832018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E4832.018520
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Abstract: Cyberloafing is a relatively new phenomenon. The study conducted, therefore, attempts to gather information about cyberloafing and how it affects employee behavior. The objective of the present study is to find what causes cyberloafing among employees and about the various cyberloafing activities at the workplace that employees are engaged in. The paper studies the significant impact of cyberloafing on employee job performance and behavior. 172 employees participated in this study from various sectors. The results imply that cyberloafing activities have a positive significant impact on behavioral factors such as recovery from work, learning new skills, following developmental sites, taking rest, developing oneself and acquiring abilities and on affecting factors such as generating new ideas, making a person more interesting at work, regaining span of attention, feeling enthusiastic and excited and being productive at work.
Keywords: Cyberloafing, Goldbricking, Counterproductive Workplace Behavior, Employee Productivity, Employee Job Performance, Work Deviance, Workplace Ostracism, Narcissism, Time Theft, Web Filtering, Cyber Security.
Scope of the Article: Plant Cyber security.