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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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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