Why CEOs Should Allow Facebook in the Workplace

April 12, 2012


This article discusses a study done at Academy of Management which claims that Facebook in the workplace makes for happier, more productive employees.The research showed that those that were allowed time to surf the internet were:

  • 16% more productive than those that were given rest breaks
  • 39% more productive than those that were given no break at all

I must say though that I am not totally convinced. Although visiting Facebook and other social media sites may brighten employee’s spirits and result in higher productivity, I think that in the long run it would hurt more than it helps. Social media sites can be addictive and they may distract and take away time that could be better spent from tempted employees.


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