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Letter to Leaders & Swenson Insights

Playing Online Games At Work

Today, at least 24% of all employees play online games at work, according to both PC World and the New York Times.

The Times quotes the CEO of the Stress Institute as saying this is a way for employees to ‘re-charge’, but you may feel differently.

Do you have a policy that says internet use is for business use only? Are you enforcing it?

The problem is, if one employee sees another playing games at work, that tacitly gives him/her permission to play as well. And suddenly, you have a productivity problem on your hands.

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