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Etiquette at work

Limit what you do on the Internet at work

Q. Two of my co-workers (in my department of five) spend a lot of time surfing the Web. Their monitors face the hallway, and frankly it is embarrassing how often the screens show websites that are not at all job related. (Nothing inappropriate, but obviously they are not working.) We all report to the same boss, and we’ve all been working together for many years. I believe our group could be much more productive if these particular co-workers were more focused. While I prefer not to alienate these co-workers, I wish I could tactfully motivate them somehow.

Any ideas? - ANONYMOUS

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