If you’re thinking about implementing a personal Internet use policy at work, read this first: a survey by the Center for e-Service reports that Americans spend more time at home on the Internet for work reasons than they spend on the Internet at work for personal reasons. Get that? The survey finds that those who have access to the Internet both at home and at work spend an average of 5.9 hours per week at home using the Internet for work reasons. That compares with 3.7 hours per week spent at work using the Internet for personal reasons. So we more than make up for our personal surfing at work by doing more work surfing at home, right?
Not necessarily. The survey also shows that for those without home Internet access, personal use of the Internet at work jumps all the way up to 6.5 hours per week. That’s almost a whole work day per week. Yikes.