I am an average cyberslacker

Are you a cyberslacker?

Boss Friend RequestYour score suggests that you are as cyberslacker as the average person!

This means that you tend to engage in surfing the Internet for non work-related purposes during work hours as frequently as most of your co-workers. This is not surprising as a 2007 survey found that 63% of workers engage in cyberslacking at least some time on an average working day.

As a consequence, you, including most of your co-workers, find it hard to resist the temptation of browsing the Internet for non work-related purposes. Cyberslacking is generally thought to be a work-avoidance strategy that mostly serves as a means of expressing workplace complaints, and to a lesser extent, as a source of personal satisfaction (Garrett & Danzinger, 2007).

Taken together, you, as well as most of your co-workers have a tendency to engage in cyberslacking at work. For example, may you tend to engage in browsing activities related to your personal interests and hobbies, interpersonal communication and personal business and purchasing while at work.

However, recent research has found that some form of cyberslacking in the workplace can be a healthy recipe for a productive work life (Oravec, 2002). It has also been found that cyberslacking does not always lead to work inefficiency (Mahatanankoon et al., 2004) as previously thought.


What is your personality breakdown?

Extraversion:
Moderate in activity and enthusiasm; you enjoy the company of others but you also value your privacy.

Agreeableness:
Generally warm, trusting and agreeble, but you can sometimes be stubborn and competitive.

Conscientiousness:
Easy going, not very well organised, and sometimes careless; you prefer not to make plans.

Neuroticism:
Generally calm and able to deal with stress, but you sometimes experience feelings of guilt, anger and sadness.

Openness to Experience:
Practical, but willing to consider new ways of doing things; you try to seek a balance between the old and the new.

Click here to read a more detailed background behind the study, and an explanation for its purpose.