Senior executives at a large business corporation with offices across Canada, using the Internet both for internal company use and for Web advertising and communication with clients. They executives are concerned about high recreational use of office computers affecting productivity, and propose strict company policies on extracurricular use of computing. They plan to monitor e-mail and Web usage, with a free reign to do so.
Leaders of the employees' association at the firm, who argue that restricting Internet access and personal communications hampers the development of a positive corporate culture, inhibits the creativity of employees and decreases productivity by decreasing job satisfaction. They oppose requiring employees to approve strict monitoring policies of employers.