IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Cyberloafing and Constructive Recreation

Cyberloafing and Constructive Recreation
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Jo Ann Oravec (University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, USA)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 12
Source title: Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Business Operations and Management
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7362-3.ch063

Purchase

View Cyberloafing and Constructive Recreation on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

“Cyberloafing” in workplace and educational contexts refers to the uses of computer-related applications and devices in ways or at times that are not directly sanctioned by employers, managers, or teachers. It has often been considered as a kind of “time theft” on the part of employees, possibly decreasing workplace and educational productivity by consuming attention, energies, and resources designated for organizational operations. In contrast, many employees and students have construed cyberloafing as a stress reliever and as support for personal wellbeing, often with the rationale that they are able to engage effectively in alternating or multitasking between and among their various work and off-work endeavors. “Constructive recreation,” in contrast with cyberloafing, comprises online recreation and gamification initiatives designed by employees along with managers; these initiatives are designed to be in sync with productive efforts and support the wellbeing of all organizational participants. The chapter analyzes research trends and public discourse related to both to cyberloafing and to constructive recreation.

Related Content

Veronica Baena, Marina Mattera. © 2021. 17 pages.
Raymond T. Stefani. © 2021. 19 pages.
Mauro Palmero, Kelly Price. © 2021. 38 pages.
Hyun Byun, Weisheng Chiu, Jung-sup Bae. © 2021. 17 pages.
Ho Keat Leng, Xinran Wu, Deping Zhong. © 2021. 14 pages.
Shi Ying Tan, Do Young Pyun. © 2021. 13 pages.
Ali Ahmed Abdelkader, Hussein Moselhy Syead Ahmed. © 2021. 23 pages.
Body Bottom