Facebook @ Work- Work vs. Social Networking

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Social site at work survey: In today’s world people try to connect from people by various social networking sites whether they use them at work or at home. Some of people use social networking sites as business tool while others use just to keep in contact with others. A survey conducted in USA has shown that there are 54% companies which don’t allow access to social networking sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, My Space, Flicker etc. to their workers as they feel it will take the attention of workers in other activities other than work which will be loss for the company. About 16% companies allow limited access to their employ for social networking for personal purpose during the work hours while 19% of companies allow their employs to use social networking sites for the business purpose. Only a small number of companies allow full access to their employs to social network sites.

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Facebook

Workers views: Social network sites are increasing number of member with their websites and people are using these sites frequently and every day there are a large number of registrations across the world in various social site while Facebook is found to be among most popular site which people mostly use. According to survey most of the workers use the website for personal use instead of any business purpose and some of them even use them for two hours a day. Some of the people are using social sites as business tool and think that it is better way to connect with clients and help them to grow their business across the world. Many of the workers are accessing social networking sites from work place only while others use them at home too.

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Social Netwroking Site

Affect of social networking sites at work: As majority of companies ban the social network sites thinking they are curse for the work whole some feel it boon as business tool to grow. Britain companies feel that social networking sites have affected their companies negatively as workers access to these sites and pay less attention towards work which reduces company’s productivity and over all development of the company. According to research made by Nucleus Research about 1.5 percent productivity declines because of use of social networking sites at the work place. Students also use the social networking sites at their colleges or school level which makes their concentration less towards the study and getting addicted to social networking sites as well as to internet. Most of social sites are among most trafficked sites as a large number of people are using and some of them are using them excessively. To some extent use of these sites have also proved to be useful for business purpose but for most of companies allowing access to social sites at working is deal of loss and wastage of time.

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