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Old 13th June 2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Social media access at work can be a great way to break up the day for employees. In a pressure-driven environment a little Facebook or Twitter distraction can be a quick, free and easy escape from intense routine that some employees experience in their daily 9-to-5 roles.

However, social media can also end up as a significant company expense, costing significant amount in lost productivity. The average staff member can spend up to 12% of a given day on social media sites when they should be doing what they’re paid to do.

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Old 14th June 2013, 09:30 AM   #2
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I definitely think social media can be a distraction. It's very easy to unintentionally spend too much time following rabbit trails.

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Originally Posted by AngelBiz View Post
The average staff member can spend up to 12% of a given day on social media sites when they should be doing what they’re paid to do.

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This is an interesting stat, but the keyword "can" makes me a little curious as to what this stat is actually saying.

So, does the average staff member actually spend 12% of a work day on social media or are you just saying that they potentially could do this? This may have just been an incorrect choice of words, it's just that I feel like I've come across so many statistics that are worded in such a way as to justify the writer's point of view. Although perhaps I'm reading too much into this...

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Yeah I would prefer them not to be able to use these sites at work. It is not what they are paid to do. Instead of letting them go free and make use of these past times, why not find something else that can motivate them. Maybe something fun every week or month where they can let off a little bit of steam at work and during work hours so they can feel like they are actually having bits of fun at their jobs.

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Old 18th July 2013, 05:20 AM   #5
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It can facilitate greater faith between the company and employee. Blocking these websites really does make no sense as employees have smart phones which offers access in the workplace.

But According to some researchers, multi-tasking is a falsehood – you can’t surf Facebook, check emails and perform your task at the same time. Moreover Access to sthe ocial media websites will lead to decreased productivity and it is not favorable for employers.

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True. Social media can be very distracting and time consuming. It's up to you to manage your time wisely and master on improving your productivity.

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