Productivity in the workplace is falling. If people were as productive as they were just ten years ago, businesses would be producing 20% more outputs than the were in 2009
"But they are not. Economists are busy discussing the productivity conundrum because what is going on around the world these days does not appear to fit with their models which have worked quite well for many years.
There is increasing evidence that the Internet is to blame. People get easily distracted from work, thanks to the attractions of the Internet. Plus, tools like email take longer to achieve things than the same tasks take without electronic communications. Email provides an illusion of work, but it is a massive time waster..."