Study: Tweeting and YouTubing Make You More Productive at Work
Believe it or not, a new study suggests that tweeting and watching YouTube at work can make you more productive.
Australian researchers have found that surfing the Internet for fun in the office increases productivity by 9-percent. Dr. Brent Coker, of the University of Melbourne's Department of Management and Marketing, authored the study and suggested that, "People need to zone out for a bit to get back their concentration."
That makes sense to us. Whenever we feel a bit unfocused around the Switched offices, we just take a quick break to peruse Twitter or take a gander at our Google Reader. It never fails to reset our brains and get us back on track.
Those big companies that spend millions of dollars trying to block social networking sites and YouTube videos aren't going to be too happy to learn they're actually being counterproductive. [From: Daily Mail]
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