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Five reasons not to block Facebook at work

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HC Online | 07 Mar 2014, 09:00 AM Agree 0
You want focused, productive employees, so social media’s gotta go, right? Read these five arguments before you cut the cord.
  • Sudhir | 16 Jul 2012, 09:42 PM Agree 0
    Well expressed, and well said. Best will be to have a well-constructed social media policy and circulated among, employees.
  • Syed Tipu | 17 Jul 2012, 03:08 PM Agree 0
    I worked in Recruitment and creating contacts with people is a main part of my jopb. So there is a big no for me to restrict me to use these sites.
  • jimmyjoe | 04 Jun 2015, 06:13 AM Agree 0
    Love this article. I was never that much into social media, but I will admit and AGREE on #4 about how
    it is an engagement killer. It helps people to feel "connected" to their family/friends even if they aren't in
    the room. And let's face it, if they can't do social media, most will find some other way to waste time at
    their desks. I can also identify with it since I just started a new job where it is blocked, and got totally bummed
    out already.
  • Jaded Gen X | 08 Jun 2015, 03:42 PM Agree 0
    I think Gen Y need to learn that work is work they do not go there to "socialise" whether it be via social media or another form. Where I recently worked we were technically "not allowed" to use FB especially on our work computers, but yes we all had data packages that we could use, many people spent a lot of time on face book doing very little work and productivity was at what I would say an all time low. The end result was that I ended up leaving due to bullying because my colleague spent most of her day face booking and being social in other forms, neglecting her work duties and even as the senior of the two was continually being bullied and harassed by our line managers for her "work" or lack there of, even after I myself had spoken to her about her time on social media. It didn't solve the problem she just moved to another area where I couldn't find her, block me as a friend on FB and she continued to spend countless hours at work on FB to which management did nothing more than to continue to bully me, while I worked increasingly longer hours to get my work and her work done. I say BAN all social media at work, we don't get paid to "socialise" like that!
  • alexgeorge | 22 Jul 2016, 09:33 PM Agree 0
    That is a nice one. Everything is explained clearly
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