JHRSS  Vol.2 No.2 , June 2014
Critical Analysis of Cyberslacking in Organizational Structures
ABSTRACT
The present study intends to consider about Internet’s participation into organizations and a phenomenon called “Cyberslacking” which has passed to designate the use of informatics equipments and systems disposed by the employers for personal use in the work environment. The focus of this study was to identify whether the introduction of Internet into the Organizations had made alterations in their structures, as well as over the work performance control. The main purpose of this work was to achieve a critical analysis about this thesis. Under this direction, it was presented a revision of the literature written by Frankfurt Scholl authors where it assessed the organizational structures, the employee behavior rationality and the issue of control and authority. The new model of pos-fordist organizational work was also studied and how the worker was directed to become more and more connected to the enterprise. In summary, it appears now that organizations are adapting the global economics changes and also toward technologies over the years, creating new mechanisms of control over the work, involving the workers within the system and taking advantages of external factors, such as unemployment levels, together with the capable employed to ensure higher productivity and efficiency. The Cyberslacking has been disapproved by the proper workers due to risks that can be presented by the company information systems and, consequently, affecting their works, however it is considered a means of escape for the pressures imposed by the capital system. The introduction of the Internet has triggered major changes in office workers, who are working longer hours and spending more time outside the office connected to their companies. Companies are more streamlined, productive and profitable, but their level of surveillance has increased, especially of tacit and explicit knowledge.

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Kuschnaroff, F. and Bayma, F. (2014) Critical Analysis of Cyberslacking in Organizational Structures. Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies, 2, 70-90. doi: 10.4236/jhrss.2014.22007.
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