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Workplace Confidential: What Are You Watching?
With high speed Internet access and a wonderful video website known as YouTube, along with many other video websites, it is hard to imagine a workplace where people are not watching at least one or two videos a week. Whether they are sent by email, instant message, or someone just happens to come upon it when trolling Facebook or YouTube, there is at least one employee watching something on YouTube. Watching online videos at work, whether a company video, a humorous video, a serious video, or just a random video is becoming more commonplace. Since streaming videos can be downloaded within a few seconds to under a minute, it is no wonder why people will watching videos while at work. Sharing videos in emails with co-workers or bosses is somewhat of an acceptable practice, so long as the video is appropriate and work safe.
Everyone is watching something, which means that no one is doing any work. Get to work! Well, if you are actually working, good for you. If you find yourself bored and looking for useless/useful(?) knowledge, take a look at this infographic known as Workplace Confidential: WHAT KIND OF VIDEOS DO AMERICANS ADMIT TO WATCHING ON THEIR MOBILE DEVICES AT WORK?
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WHAT KIND OF VIDEOS DO AMERICANS ADMIT TO WATCHING ON THEIR MOBILE DEVICES AT WORK?
A 2011 Harris Interactive Poll discovered that the majority of American workers want companies to allow them to use any mobile devices they choose for work-related tasks. The fact that they actually use them to secretly stream online videos is another story.
LOOK WHO’S WATCHING
64 percent of Americans are watching online videos at work.
53% are men
34% are women
WHAT ARE THEY WATCHING?
25% News clips
17% Company videos
15% Viral videos
12% Videos on social networking sites
11% Sports events/clips
9% TV Shows
4% Full-length feature films
While 37 percent of workers don’t care if they are caught watching online videos in plain view, how do the rest manage to sneak a peek at their mobile devices at the office?
47% Hide their mobile device under the table
42% Excuse themselves to go to the restroom
35% Hide their mobile devices in their folders/notebooks
9% Pretend to tie their shoes
8% Create a distraction
WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE ONLINE VIDEOS?
36% Easily shareable on social networking sites or email
25% Engaging and memorable
14% More privacy than TV videos
9% Context is easier to understand through facial expressions
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Matthew Gates is a freelance web designer and currently runs Confessions of the Professions.