Surfing the Web at Work is Good For You

A study by Vivien K.G. Lim and Don J.Q. Chen claims that surfing the web at work can make you more productive.

Digital Life reports:

Lim, an associate business professor at National University of Singapore, and graduate student Chen presented that finding from their study, “Impact of Cyberloafing on Psychological Engagement,” at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting last week in San Antonio.

Web surfing at work “serves an important restorative function,” the researchers said…

What’s interesting about this, to me, is that ten minutes of wandering around the web, reading, watching and looking at different stimuli can help to encourage productivity.

Anecdotally i’ve always believed this to be the case – I always feel refreshed after reading around and consuming content that is the antithesis of what i’m looking to do.

Need to write? Watch a video.

Need to listen? Read a blog post.

Do you find the study to be true in your experiences?


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