CS 492/CS 692 W04 Role-Playing Exercise 4

Extracurricular computer use

Team A

Senior executives at a large business corporation with offices across Canada, using an Intranet for internal company use and the Internet for Web advertising and communication with clients. The executives are concerned about the high recreational use of office computers affecting productivity, and propose strict company policies on extracurricular use of computing. They plan to monitor e-mail, newsgroup, and Web usage.

Team B

Leaders of the employees' association at the firm, who argue that restricting Internet access and personal e-mail hampers the development of a positive corporate culture, inhibits the creativity of employees, and decreases productivity by decreasing job satisfaction.

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