The behaviour of managers never fails to amaze. An article yesterday based on a survey by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) suggests 74 per cent of managers would not report staff to the police who have been downloading child porn at work. Equally amazing is the suggestion that only 40 per cent would press for some sort of disciplinary action.
Understandably managers are rarely trained to deal with many day-to-day problems let alone criminal offences, but I can't help feeling that one of the underlying reasons for not getting involved is that it may damage the image of the business in some way. Turning a blind eye may be acceptable in some situations, but should people suffer because of a company's brand image?
WATCHDOG TARGETING WORKPLACE PORN - BBC NEWS
For more details about the IWF and illegal web content follow the link below.
Internet Watch Foundation
Two interesting work-related stories in the Guardian yesterday. The first suggests workers around the world are happy to work on into their 60s and 70s. On one condition though - they are allowed to combine work with leisure. Why wait until your 60 to start making that demand?
WE'LL WORK UNTIL WE DROP AS LONG AS WE GET OUR LEISURE - THE GUARDIAN
The second article comes from Spain. It appears that the bosses of big companies from our European neighbours may have to start making disclosures about their love life! This is so stock market movements can be monitored more easily - i.e. stopping 'loved ones' being priviliged to inside information.
BOSSES TOLD: LIST ASSETS - INCLUDING LOVERS - THE GUARDIAN
I now have 86 responses to my questionnaire. Thank you to those who filled them in in last few days. The variety in responses continues to surprise me!
Eleven more work-related blogs to add.
A bilingual school teacher
Research analyst and survey coordinator
Life in an advertisement agency
Quite a variety if I don't mind saying myself!