Is the tide finally turning?
A recent study by the University of Melbourne has found that employees who browse the net are 9 percent more productive than those who don’t.
The study’s author Brent Coker found that staff who used social networking sites like Facebook, watched YouTube or read online news for short periods during the work day have greater concentration.
It is quite amazing that many organisations (corporate and government) still see the internet as a distractor , when in reality it has become a source of information, ideas, innovation and collaboration. Moderation is the key here.
Educators and leaders around the world are working very hard at making schooling relevant to today’s students but what about making work relevant for employees?
There must be a continuum of creativity and ingenuity between school-life and work-life. If the education sector sees the web as a powerful tool for learning, sharing, connecting and publishing than why aren’t corporations and industry?
Are we preparing today’s students for a draconian workforce? How do we maintain this creativity continuum between school and work?