What Does Cyberloafing Mean?
Cyberloafing is a term used to describe the actions of employees who use their Internet access at work for personal use while pretending to do legitimate work. Cyberloafing is derived from the term goldbricking, which originally referred to applying gold coating to a brick of worthless metal. Today, both goldbricking and cyberloafing (along with cyberslacking and cyberbludging) are used to refer to this phenomenon. For companies that employ cyberloafers, this behavior leads to inefficiency.