Should Social Media like Facebook, Twitter be allowed at the workplace?

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  1. ksknair profile image74
    ksknairposted 7 years ago

    Should Social Media like Facebook, Twitter be allowed at the workplace?

    Social Media like Facebook, Twitter, Orkut etc are popular with everybody including office-goers. Should they be allowed to access inside the office? Does it ok to check your fb during coffee break?

  2. amithak50 profile image61
    amithak50posted 7 years ago

    Well ,It is ok but most companies don't allow it

    1. ksknair profile image74
      ksknairposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks amithak50 for your answer. But companies do not allow it as it may affect the productivity during office hours. I know certain companies who restrict email providers like yahoo, hotmail etc along with fb, twitter during 9 AM -6 PM.

  3. Sandy Frost profile image62
    Sandy Frostposted 7 years ago

    No, it should not be allowed at workplaces or offices. This is well-known that a person accessing these social networking sites in working hours, does activities there just only for fun and leisure. Does a person do some marketing or promotional activities on facebook, twitter etc. which benefit that institution where he or she is working!! Definitely, no. Even, doing such activities in working hours only distract a mind and it's concentration that is necessary for jobwork. This can be a loss-making situation for an employer too as misuse and wastage of time allotted to employees can cease or lower down the productivity of business as this can further cause some downfall in growth prospects of that business or institution.

    In case of coffee-breaks, though, these are free relaxing minutes for employees, they can do what they wish.

    1. ksknair profile image74
      ksknairposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Sandy for your detailed answer.

    2. UpixxIndustries profile image45
      UpixxIndustriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! Really?!?!? So what you are saying is that a computer programmer should not have the ability to communicate with another company across the nation about a company project that could gain the revenues of that company millions in gross capital?

  4. SinghShashikant profile image60
    SinghShashikantposted 7 years ago

    See, Studies have proved that the growing popularity of these sites is not only facilitating but also adversely affecting the lives of both common and professional people.
    I strongly support the use of social media but with certain limitations, as it can really work like an additional to improve the efficiency of workers.

    1. ksknair profile image74
      ksknairposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. I do agree with you on the point that there should be a right balance between using social media and productivity within the office. Thanks for your comments.

  5. UpixxIndustries profile image45
    UpixxIndustriesposted 5 years ago

    As this question is very broad based. Categorizing companies in general make it hard to give definitive answers.  For example, if you are a priest in a church working on your sunday sermon, then no you should not be using that time on social media unless of course you are going to be incorporating some of your findings in your sermon.  If you are a teacher in school then you should have social media limitations and should not be conducting social media activities during class hours.
    But to flat out just say "no", let's just think about the way that technology is advancing at a rapid rate.  That person who is on social media may have just found a better method of advertising that company's product/services at a cheaper rate..Considering that word of mouth will always be the best form of advertising what harm is there?

  6. Alphadogg16 profile image91
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    I would say no & do say no presently in my company. Social media allowed at work would be like texting while driving. People know that they shouldn't text while the car is on motion but still risk it.


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