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Posts Tagged ‘social media productivity’

Social Media In The Workplace: Why Blocking Access Is Bad For Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media In The Workplace: Why Blocking Access Is Bad For Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

One in five job seekers would refuse to work for an employer who didn’t allow them to access social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook in the workplace, and a quarter of college students say that use of these channels in the office will be a key factor in their decision to accept an employer’s offer.

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Social Media, Personal Email And Porn – How We Waste Time At Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media, Personal Email And Porn - How We Waste Time At Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that productivity losses from non-work related internet surfing have been pegged at high as 40 percent and, despite this, just 15 percent of businesses have an office social media policy?

Subsequently, platforms like Twitter and Facebook have become a veritable haven for time suckage during office hours, and many businesses are taking action, with more than half (54 percent) completely blocking these channels at work. These platforms aren’t their only concerns, however – 33 percent of employees check their email multiple times a day, and 70 percent of all internet porn traffic occurs during the office hours of nine to five.

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Is Social Media Destroying Productivity? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Good news! That work project is almost complete, and you find yourself with a few minutes to kill. Heck, you’ve earned it. So, what’s the first thing you do? Have a quick look at Twitter? Read the latest posts from your friends on Facebook? Browse all that goodness on Pinterest?

Sure you do. Nothing wrong with that. But isn’t it amazing how often that “quick look” escalates into something a lot more substantial… and disruptive?

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It’s Alive! How The Social Media Monster Disrupts Employee Productivity [INFOGRAPHIC]

How often do you unplug from social media?

Microsoft looked into the impact that social channels such as Twitter and Facebook make to our productivity, and determined that these platforms lead to an average of four interruptions per hour, and that it then takes the average worker 23 minutes to get back to their assigned task.

Even multitaskers fall under the wheels of the social media monster – tasks done in parallel take the average person 30 percent longer than those done in sequence.

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