Social media at work is not always a time waster
NEW YORK, NY - Social media is a hot topic in today's workplace. More than 1,000 American office employees and more than 2,200 CFOs in more than 20 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas were surveyed. The data shows that 44% of CFOs surveyed say that employers are most worried about "wasting time at work" when it comes to workers being on social media.
It's actually not all doom and gloom. It turns out that employees don't always use social media for just goofing off in the office. More than 4 in 10 employees overall say they "use social media for work purposes," 40% of people surveyed in this category report being on it for a minimum of one hour every day.
Here are some good ways to use social media on the job: Expand your network of valuable contacts, promote company's attributes and accomplishments, attract new business. Michael Steinitz, executive director for Accountemps, commented on the research. "A well-crafted approach to using social media at work can greatly benefit you and your company. Use the platforms as a way to increase productivity, rather than seeing them as a time-waster." Clearly, there are positive ways to use social media at work but don't use it for anything that you wouldn't want to have to explain to your employer.