Over half of workers surveyed by Robert Half Technology -- 54 percent -- reported that they prohibit employees from visiting social networks of any kind while at work. Nineteen percent let teams use them, but only for business purposes. A little over one-fourth of companies enable workers to visit social media sites: 16 percent for limited personal use and just 10 percent for unlimited personal use.
Although productivity is often cited as a cause to restrict social media access at work, research indicates that social media might actually improve employee efficiency. A University of Melbourne study discovered that of workers who used the Internet at work, 70 percent engaged in "workplace Internet leisure browsing." That employee segment was 9 percent more productive than the segment of employees who didn't WILB.
Check out the full infographic below. Has it made you rethink your position on social media at work?
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