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Hello folks, im curious to the work culture here in thailand.

 

Do you think it's alright to web surf while at work? 

Due to covid, customer orders are down and some employees pretty much have nothing to do. 

Im not against them doing whatever they want as long as they get their jobs done, but atm not much jobs.

When the managers walk behind their desk, they quickly pretend to be at work, like minimizing the website they are browsing.

 

What's your thoughts on this??

*im writing this while im at work!!! 

 

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That happens anywhere in the world but yeah in Thailand even worse I guess. I never see employees working here in the first place, just busy their phones.

 

IMO if you get your tasks and stuff done, who is there to complain you for having small breaks on the web? Nobody.

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3 hours ago, FritsSikkink said:

How many employees do you or your company have?

It happens worldwide.....I've worked with people that seemed more busy doing Ebay stuff for fun & profit than their job - but they always got that done too.....That was before the social media tsunami took root.....

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I'd say a comfortable place to work is one in which this isn't a big issue. Yeah if there isn't much to do, than sure why not?

 

You could have them provide something to you on a daily basis. Maybe a checklist to be completed or a daily summary from them. See what they say. 🙂

 

If you wanted to be more indirect, use IT.

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Where I used to work we used the "Websense" tool to implement strict filtering (porn plus any site representing a threat to the organisation) and limiting Internet access to six 10 minutes segments per working days. URLs required for work purposes had to go through a very fast approval process.

 

Not bad for a UN organisation, isn't? But then came the <deleted> smartphones, and now work from home... Doomsday is nearing.

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Better to set more aggressive individual and team goals to work on. If they can browse the net and still hit their goals, no problem. 

 

People like to de-stress and refresh during work, so I don't like the idea of banning. It also focuses too much on the behavior and not the outcome. 

 

My staff are actually remote working and can work wherever they want, browse whatever they want etc. None of that is my concern at all. I just care about the quality and consistency of the work they do. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Boomer6969 said:

Where I used to work we used the "Websense" tool to implement strict filtering (porn plus any site representing a threat to the organisation) and limiting Internet access to six 10 minutes segments per working days. URLs required for work purposes had to go through a very fast approval process.

 

Not bad for a UN organisation, isn't? But then came the <deleted> smartphones, and now work from home... Doomsday is nearing.

 

What a toxic work environment and poor management. 

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On 12/4/2020 at 4:07 PM, FritsSikkink said:

How many employees do you or your company have?

We have over 100 in SE asia with TH being the worst in these terms but what is the relevance?

 

Without employees you can still see it everywhere by being an consumer, which I am pro actively and all around the country too by flying around weekly.

 

Having said that, for people like you and sitting home all the time, keeping to justify bad practices, I wonder what you know. 

 

I know that most Thai staff is gonna be laid off next year and multiple BOI companies stopping. The jobs all moved to Phillippines. I am happy to never been a legal part of the Thai offices.

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1 hour ago, ChaiyaTH said:

We have over 100 in SE asia with TH being the worst in these terms but what is the relevance?

 

Without employees you can still see it everywhere by being an consumer, which I am pro actively and all around the country too by flying around weekly.

 

Having said that, for people like you and sitting home all the time, keeping to justify bad practices, I wonder what you know. 

 

I know that most Thai staff is gonna be laid off next year and multiple BOI companies stopping. The jobs all moved to Phillippines. I am happy to never been a legal part of the Thai offices.

Your HR must be under par if you can't find good employees. Dumb remark concerning sitting at home, I am a manager for a multinational with an office in Bangkok and have good Thai employees.

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9 minutes ago, FritsSikkink said:

Your HR must be under par if you can't find good employees. Dumb remark concerning sitting at home, I am a manager for a multinational with an office in Bangkok and have good Thai employees.

 

Agreed. My Thai employees are excellent, and work hard. They spend time surfing, but deliver their results on time and meet expectations. I set goals, and expect them to be met, regardless of how they get there.

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23 hours ago, timendres said:

 

Agreed. My Thai employees are excellent, and work hard. They spend time surfing, but deliver their results on time and meet expectations. I set goals, and expect them to be met, regardless of how they get there.

I also don't see the point if work gets done then let them surf. If there is less work to do and you want to keep them can't lay them off then let them surf a bit. Why not. Now if they don't get their work done then its a problem otherwise its not. 

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