Is Twitter banned in your office? Is access to Facebook blocked, or severely frowned upon?
If so, you’re far from alone. Social media continues to get a bad rap in the workplace and many companies still prohibit its use. But are they wrong? Is social networking at work actually productive?
Perhaps. Six in 10 respondents to a recent survey said that use of social media in the office improved work relationships, and about a third said that they used platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to further work-related projects.
So, maybe at organisations where social media use is seen as a negative the fault lies with the companies themselves? Three-quarters of firms surveyed said that they have no training in how to use social media in the office, and 48 percent do nothing to encourage how to use it to improve productivity.
This visual from VitalSmarts takes a closer look at how social media at work can be a good thing.
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