Admit it, most of you with a job that involves staring at a computer screen for 8 hours a day have been caught surfing the wonderful Web. For many of you, this may have happened more often than you’d like to admit.
While in the middle of your reprimand did you ever have the chance to prove that your frivolous web surfing was actually making you more productive? Well, now you can.
A recent study conducted by the University of Melbourne found that “surfing the net at work for pleasure actually increases our concentration levels and helps make a more productive workforce… by about 9%.”
Now I’m not saying you should spend half of your day surfing and expect big results for all your “hard work.” Neither is this study. However, the study shows that if you keep your surfing to a bare minimum, your productivity can increase by 9%.
Too good to be true? That’s for you (and your boss) to decide.
If you are one who chooses to spend a small section of your day for a little surf, here are 7 fun sites to get your mind back on track.
- Jackson Pollock
- Where’s George?
- aM Laboratory
- Mr. Doob | Depth of Field
- Crazy Rabbit
Watch an eager bunny chase your cursor, which he thinks is a carrot, but don’t let him catch it, he might not let go.
Unveil your creative genius while painting a Jackson Pollock-esque masterpiece.
Create fun music through strategically placing panels across your screen.
Enter George’s information and watch your money travel across the world.
Fill your inner DJ love by creating the perfect office tones to enlighten your cubicle. Mix it up even more with the enhanced audio tool!
Better sit down while viewing this site, you might get dizzy. Mr. Doob makes your screen 3D with interactive depth tests.
Disclaimer: This blog post is solely intended for entertainment and conversational purposes. In no way does it reflect the opinion of WestHost management. In fact, all WestHost employees who happen to read this are kindly reminded that their surf can be done comfortably during their lunch hour or scheduled breaks. 😉