According to one survey, over two-thirds of employees say they plan to shop online while at work during the holiday season. However, there are a few things you should know to help maintain productivity and morale:
- Online shopping may not be a big deal. Instead of trying to restrict computer access (remember that your employees may have personal devices you can’t control), consider enforcing productivity and quality standards on Cyber Monday. This can help ensure that work gets done and that online shopping doesn’t sidetrack workers.
- Communication is key. Make sure organizational rules and policies about using company computers for non-work activities and the use of personal devices are provided to all employees. Send out a remind on Cyber Monday about these policies.
- Be consistent. Enforce policies evenly across the board. All employees who violate rules/policies must be handled the same way. You can’t let one person off the hook because he/she is a manager or a highly-valued employee.