Are you reading this while you should be working? The results of this Israeli research say why it's actually ok to do so.
The personal use of the internet during work hours has been dubbed 'cyberloafing', but a new study shows that you might not really be to blame for your constant scrolling, pinning it down to possible boredom and not enough work to do, Science Alert has reported.
The researchers, from the University of Haifa in Israel and the University of South Florida, focused on whether cyberloafing is counterproductive work behaviour, or whether it was just a response to boredom and not enough to do in the workplace.
"Underload was not correlated with counterproductive work behaviour, and the boredom-cyberloafing relationship was significantly stronger than the boredom- counterproductive work behaviour relationship," the researchers wrote in their paper.
So, scrolling through your Reddit or Instagram might just be a bored coping mechanism, rather than hampering your productivity, Science Alert reported.
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