Friday, June 20, 2008

Restricting Access to Social Software Sites Could Reduce Employee Productivity

Not only does blocking access to Facebook decrease collaboration within the enterprise, it reduces job satisfaction which leads to poor productivity. Web 2.0 is here to stay, so organizations must then adapt to it, instead of restricting access. This article on CNN explains how by balancing job and life responsibilities at work, employees can focus more on job tasks at hand.

While it might be tempting for employees to “poke” a friend or two during work hours, the business benefits outweigh and negatives allowing access to social sites might bring.

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