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What CIOs Think About Online Holiday Shopping At Work
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11/30/2015 | 11:40:38 PM
Re: Big brother is watching
shakeeb you make an excellent point when employees feel watched they don't feel trusted and it leads to overall job dissatisfaction. Much more costly than some time spent on the web holiday shopping.
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11/30/2015 | 11:16:58 PM
Re: Tis the season for employee morale
Employees spending some time shopping could atually make them more productive becasue they won't be worried about gettng their holiday obligations met.
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11/30/2015 | 8:28:30 PM
Tis the season for employee morale

Unless it is abused I never had an issue with an employee doing some online shopping while at work. There are times when an employee can shop and work such as on a conference call where the shopping saves the employee time and they can still effectively get their job done. During the holidays many employees are stretched and office holiday parties and functions take employees away from their desks regularly, add to this the pressure of the holidays to shop and plan family gatherings and it makes for a stressful season. I would rather have employees shop a little during the holidays than leave work early or take days out of the office to meet their holiday commitments.  I have an HR idea why not introduce a shopping hour for employees during the holiday season.  An easy way to show employee appreciation with little to no cost!



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