2008 Personal Internet Use Survey

 

2008 Personal Internet Use Survey

 

• With approximately 75% of respondents indicating they do not use the workplace Internet for personal use, we know that the majority of employees do not value personal internet use as a workplace benefit...or at least believe it's "wrong" to abuse.

• 60% of respondents feel that allowing personal Internet use would be detrimental to company productivity and network assets

• Close to 70% feel that their company should institute a specific policy in order to restrict or prohibit which web sites its employees visit.


Do you use the workplace Internet for personal use of social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, or LinkedIn?

    Yes                             10%
    Yes, but only on 
        break                      14%
    No                              77%
    

Do you use the workplace Internet for other personal use such as YouTube or personal e-mail?

    Yes                                      23%
    Yes, but only on break            25%
    No                                       52%
    

Is there a policy at your company that restricts and/or prohibits the use of the Internet for personal sites?

    Yes                                42%
    No                                 34%
    Not Sure                         24%
    

Do you feel that use of these personal sites while at work is potentially harmful to your company's network?

    Yes                                 66%
    No                                  34%
    

Do you feel that use of these personal sites while at work is potentially harmful to your company's profitability?

    Yes                                 61%
    No                                  39%
    
Do you feel there should be a policy that restricts and/or prohibits personal use of the Internet?

    Yes                                                             69%
    No                                                              31%
        

With which of these statements do you agree? Check all that apply:

    Personal Internet use at work is 
        very important to me                                     12%

    Personal Internet use at work can 
        hurt both morale and 
        productivity, because it's likely 
        to be abused.                                                 64%

    Employees need guidance in 
        determining which websites are 
        safe and which are harmful to 
        company equipment/networks.                        47%

    As a wellness initiative, employees 
        should be encouraged to log off on 
        break and get some exercise.                          45%

    Personal access to social networking 
        sites can be beneficial to morale.                     22%

    Employees in business development 
        roles should be allowed workplace 
        access to personal social networking 
        sites for business purpose.                              35%

 

  

 

 

 

Visit Past Survey Results, Considering Different Sets of Questions.