Friday, April 03, 2009

‘Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing’ (WILB) makes workers more productive, says a University of Melbourne study

WILB Workers who engage in ‘Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing’ (WILB) are more productive than those who don’t, according to Dr Brent Coker of the Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne. “People who do surf the Internet for fun at work - within a reasonable limit of less than 20% of their total time in the office - are more productive by about 9% than those who don’t,” he says. (n=300). Broadcast quality footage (approx 500mb+) of Dr Brent Coker talking about the study is available from: and an audio (MP3) file of this interview is also available for download at
(Source:, April 2, 2009)

Quotable Quote

"I can tell you, having spent some time within the federal agencies, I've been amazed that some of the smartest people I've ever met in my life are federal government employees."
--Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO at FOSE

(Source: Jackson, Joab (2009): Kundra courts the risk of innovation, GCN, April 2,

Thursday, April 02, 2009

2009 Top Ten Most Wanted Government Documents

1. Public Access to All Congressional Research Service Reports (Legislative Branch)
2. Information About the Use of TARP and Bailout Funds (Executive Branch)
3. Open and Accessible Federal Court Documents Through the PACER System (Judicial Branch)
4. Current Contractor Projects (Executive Branch)
5. Court Settlements Involving Federal Agencies (Judicial Branch)
6. Access to Comprehensive Information About Legislation and Congressional Actions via
THOMAS or Public Access to Legislative Information Service (Legislative Branch)
7. Online Access to Electronic Campaign Disclosures (Legislative Branch)
8. Daily Schedules of the President and Cabinet Officials (Executive Branch)
9. Personal Financial Disclosures from Policymakers Across Government (All Branches)
10. State Medicaid Plans and Waivers (Executive Branch)

Check the full report at

Dr D.C.Misra