Ethical and Cost Considerations of Internet and Email Misuse in the Workplace


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Ethical and Cost Considerations of Internet and Email Misuse in the Workplace
In recent years, the emergence of the Internet and email as essential business tools has created opportunities in the workplace for widespread misuse. A recent study by the American Management Association (AMA) states, in fact, that approximately two-thirds of companies now monitor Internet and email usage by employees. Interestingly, results of the study reveal that about 30% of the companies surveyed have fired people for Internet and/or email misuse in the past twelve months (Guerin 15). In light of these findings, the following report discusses Internet and email misuses in ethical terms and how this translates to costs for businesses.
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