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Soshable - Do 54% of businesses have it wrong? The majority believe that allowing your employees to visit social media sites like Facebook and Twitter while at work will decrease productivity. Apparently, they’re absolutely wrong...Depending on which study you look at (and there are several that yield opposite conclusions) you can make a case for either side. We’re sticking with this one from SocialCast, probably because it looks really nice and the facts make sense. Before you dismiss it, think about it. If employees are allowed to relax a bit at work and stay on top of their social profiles, they time they spend doing work should increase in efficiency.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love if someone shared this with management at my job, but I don't think its 100% accurate.
Of course workers are going to say they're more productive if you ask them. We lie through our teeth all the time. How could me spending even more time on the internet than I already do increase my productivity? As of now I'm strictly on a 10 mins on, 10 mins off work schedule. If they allowed me access to Facebook all bets are off. I'd waste more time than your average smoker employee taking 12 breaks a day to work on their cancer development.
I'm productive and all, but there is no way I'm at my peak productiveness with all the browsing I do, and that's without Twitter and Facebook.
I can't even imagine how much less work I'd get done if I didn't have to take a cover-ops style trip to the stair well or bathroom stall every time I wanted to tweet a new blog from my phone. Its like a Bourne Supremacy drill, in and out in 3 minutes before anyone knows I'm gone. I think people are starting to get curious about who the guy is that occupies the stall but doesn't wipe or flush though...