Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Monitoring Web Access Is A Fool's Game
An article by Glenn Reynolds in yesterday's TCS Daily deplores the folly of corporations that wish to curtail web access. Their rationale is that web-surfing "cuts productivity". In fact, the opposite is true. Depriving the modern information worker of web access is like forcing a repairman to hand over his tools before he steps into your house. Even if web access isn't always strictly necessary, it makes the tedious longeuers between work assignments tolerable. After all, you don't want your employees getting impatient and deciding what needs to be done on their own, do you? Besides, most companies will offer it - and your best people will quit yours and work for the other guy if you deprive them of it. Yet another whip-cracking tic from those clueless neurotics known as "managers".
"Managing To Look Busy" from TCS Daily