Read “Monitoring Employees on Networks: Unethical or Good Business?” on p. 210 (Ch. 6) of Essentials of Management Information Systems. Answer the following questions in 200 to 300 words:
• How does e-mail benefit an organization? Why might an organization want to limit how an employee uses e-mail during work hours? What is an e-mail’s path once it leaves an organization?
• What is the effect of instant messaging on organizational networks? What are benefits and drawbacks of using instant messaging in an organization?
• What are benefits and drawbacks of web page and search engine use in an organization?
• Should managers monitor employee e-mail and Internet usage? Why or why not?