Should social media be allowed at work? February 2, 2017Posted by nicholas gill in social media, thought leadership, Uncategorized.
Tags: employee engagement, social media, thought leadership, times
With employees ‘wasting’ up to a third of their day being distracted with things like social media, office chat, going online in work hours, I was asked to comment this week in Times supplement, Raconteur on whether social media should be allowed at work. What do you think?
We don’t limit what our teams can and cannot do when it comes to social media, web surfing or office chat. We think they should be grown up enough to know how to manage their time and distractions without a rule book. In the service industry, our work hours and projects are rarely predictable so there has to be ebb and flow to balance the demands we will ask of our teams to deliver projects.
We use social media a lot for our clients so there is a natural need to spend time being involved to understand the changes, the content and what competitors are doing. The one thing we do ask is that in meetings, phones are not on the table as the clarion call of the notification bombardment is overwhelmingly distracting and you need to present and attentive to ensure meetings are effective and timely.