5 Reasons To Allow Social Media Access At Work
Posted: September 24, 2013 by Alex Chan
Recent statistics from Statista show that 1 in 5 American workers are unable to access Facebook at work. Since this is the case for most social networking sites across the US, here are 5 reasons why a free access to social media at work is actually better.
Blocking sites is not effective
Taking into account that almost anything can be bypassed these days, tech-wise employees will sure find a way around your blocking strategies. Controlling by blocking is just wasting time over creating a false notion that you are in charge of the situation.
Everybody has a smartphone these days
The ever-presence of social media is a fact that neither you can deny nor change. In a world where every employee has a smartphone with full internet connectivity and access to social media and other apps, disabling use on the desktop may look silly, don't you think?
It's a matter of trust
Everyone tends to hire employees who can be trusted. But since trust is a matter of give and take, maybe it's wiser to turn your "worst enemy" into a useful tool granting a free media access at the workplace.
Social media sites boost creativity
Why ban something that can be actually helpful. Recent findings show that "wasting" time on social media from time to time can actually boost users' (read employees') productivity. Start from yourself. How many times you have found yourself in artistic mood after you've read something good on Twitter, Facebook, or you name it.
Social media can be good for your business
Every business nowadays is online which includes social media. So, by allowing staff to use the networking sites you actually allow them to post business-related messages too. This is a good way to find your firm's social media "champion."