May I waste work time online?



According to the Harris Poll for Ricoh Americas-

  • 68% of workers admit using company computers or personal mobile devices to check personal email at work!
  • 52% text non-work related messages.
  • 21% post to social media!

What is the productivity loss with this type of banter happening on company time?

As never before, the workplace offers an exciting range of communication platforms. While the technology can result in better productivity and meaningful multi-tasking, it can also increase the chance that people will offend, or abuse the boundaries of those devices at the workplace.

Plus, this steady stream of modern technology enables work to go wherever you go, thus allowing you to conduct personal business while on the clock. A popular workplace etiquette lesson Mother, May I teaches is the divide…where professional life ends and  personal life begins as it relates to your electronics devices, and why that is important.  Basically being mindful of your modem manners while at work.

What do you think about the workplace restricting access to personal emails?

Send us an email, on your own time of course, we want to read what you have to say!


Demetria & Lisa

Co-Founders Mother, May I – Etiquette Experts

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