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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Internet surfing

Robert Half Management Resources found in a survey released in February 2014 of 270 Canadian Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) that water cooler chatter (29 percent) and web surfing (including social media, 25 percent) were the two biggest time wasters at work.

When you read and surf the Internet but it has nothing to do with your priority job, including visiting sites and reading articles that are totally off topic, it can waste literally hours of time at work. In addition to the time that is wasted visiting these sites, such as the most popular social networking sites actively visited by more than 1 billion around the world, it takes the focus away from the work at hand. Of course there have probably always been individuals at ...

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