Monitoring Employees

1. How does e-mail benefit an organization?
Email offers a quick, efficient and relatively inexpensive means of communication, both internally and externally, for an organization. It allows paperless communication and via the use of a company directory, quick access to all other employees.

2. Why might an organization want to limit how an employee use e-mail during work hours?
An organization might want to limit how an employee’s uses email during work hours to prevent lawsuits from someone outside the company and by not using emailing for personal use during business hours would bring up better productivity from the employee and no loss of revenue due to the personal time used by the employee to use email.

3. What is an e-mail’s path once it leaves an organization?
An e-mails path once it leaves an organization is meant to go directly to a certain person or persons, but can end up to the wrong person.

4. What is the effect of instant messaging on an organizational network?
The effects of instant messaging are that all employees are connected with fast communication.

5. What are the benefits and drawbacks of using instant messaging in an organization?
A benefit of instant messaging is that a notice can be sent immediately with faster communication, one of the drawbacks is that if not everyone has opened the instant messaging feature they are not connected and may not get important updates.  

6. What are benefits and drawbacks of web pages and search engine use in an organization?
The benefits of web pages and search engines are that an organization can put research into projects, create revenue with their own web page as an advertisement adding detail about the organization. One of the drawbacks would be that employees have access to misuse these search engines and web pages.

7. Should managers monitor employee’s e-mail and internet usage? Why or why not?
I do not feel that the manager should be the person to monitor the employees,...