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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Social Networking Or Notworking?

Social media is a syringe that sucks time out of our daily work. In fact, some companies have banned social media from the workplace all together. And for good reason. Over half of all employees access their Facebook profiles at work, losing, on average, 15 minutes of productivity per day.

But wait. You might be surprised to hear that employees who use social media (also known as Tworkers) also tend to be the most productive. According to one university study, employees who surf the Internet at work, including social networks, are 9% more productive than their non-Internet surfing counterparts.

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you (like me) classify yourself as a Tworker. Twokers are thinkers. Tworkers are resourceful. Tworkers know how to get it done. And everyone knows that Tworkers make better employees, right?

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Unpolished Parenting said...

I like where this is going... off to read more!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Great post -- and some nice conversation there. Loved it!

Gotta go...Facebook is calling...


BigD said...

We have a general ban at our workplace. My job duties require I get to a few social media pages regularly. Yet, I have to get it re-authorized again and again and again. Very annoying.
Meanwhile, I completely understand why they did a general ban. It can be very distracting if you get hooked into clicking on links. Where does it ever end?