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Usage of Social Media Websites in The Workplace
Overview <ul><ul><li>Total of 41 respondents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority in the age group of 2...
Social Media Websites Are Seen As a Welcome Break <ul><ul><li>&quot;It's a great way to take a break, refresh your mind an...
They Help Blur The Lines Between Work & Personal Life <ul><ul><li>&quot;It's a great way of being in touch with your loved...
And, These Sites Help in Being Productive <ul><ul><li>&quot;Everyone in our company is encouraged to use social media for ...
But, People Do Advise Discretion ... <ul><ul><li>&quot;Till the time that I don't get addicted to Farmville and Mafia Wars...
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Usage Of Social Media Websites In The Workplace

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The slides contain the results from a short open-ended survey I ran on the issue of "Usage of Social Media Websites in the Workplace."

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Usage Of Social Media Websites In The Workplace

  1. 1. Usage of Social Media Websites in The Workplace
  2. 2. Overview <ul><ul><li>Total of 41 respondents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority in the age group of 25-30 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority of the respondents from India, with minor representation from Singapore, UAE and USA  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Majority of the respondents use social media websites in the workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Blogs were the most frequented sites in the workplace  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Over 60% of the respondents felt positively about the usage of social media websites in the workplace </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Social Media Websites Are Seen As a Welcome Break <ul><ul><li>&quot;It's a great way to take a break, refresh your mind and get back to the thick and thin of work. It is a replacement for office gossip time and coffee breaks.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Helps in taking your mind off work for some time.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Acts as a great stress buster.&quot;  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I believe it improves my productivity - whenever I get tired/bored of the monotonous work, I take a quick 5 minute Twitter break and re-charge my battery. I do it using my Cellphone, so I'm not even wasting my company's precious bandwidth :) &quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. They Help Blur The Lines Between Work & Personal Life <ul><ul><li>&quot;It's a great way of being in touch with your loved ones even though they are physically far away.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Work hours are long, I don't have to wait till I get off work to engage with family & friends&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;It never cracks my productivity. I know how to maintain the rate per hour at my office. Infact, S/N/S help keep in touch with my friends and resolve problems swiftly.&quot;  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;These sites are helpful in increasing the productivity,the least I can say is they give you a platform to express your emotions/ state of mind to your near ones&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I feel it's very important part of my life : Wikis - knowledge; Orkut , Facebook & Twitter - connecting with friends & to keep myself updated&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. And, These Sites Help in Being Productive <ul><ul><li>&quot;Everyone in our company is encouraged to use social media for collaboration, knowledge management, networking, getting inspiration and most importantly relax!&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;It can provide a way to connect with clients and prospective customers outside of the standard email system. Its clear that many entrepreneurs and solo professionals now use social networking sites as a prime marketing tool. Social networking sites can also keep professionals and business people current on events, trends and opportunities in ways traditional communication cannot. And finally, social networking sites can provide a personal PR and branding function for people, and either help you get a job, change from the one you're in or establish yourself as an expert in your field.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;It is essential for me to be effective!&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  &quot;Well it does help to reach out to other subject matter experts at times through LinkedIn or check some of the latest updates on a few key blogs, public wiki's. There are pluses as well as some negatives, with the amount of information available, one needs to take a close look at the data and maybe re-verify it as well before making any judgments.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;If you want to talk to a client, you can understand the person by knowing more about him/her because their profile can be founded on LinkedIn.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. But, People Do Advise Discretion ... <ul><ul><li>&quot;Till the time that I don't get addicted to Farmville and Mafia Wars, I believe its OK.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;It can reduce productivity, if used for long hours.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;While there should be freedom to use them in the workplace, I feel they compete for productive time.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  &quot;It does tend to affect productivity if you are addicted and need to be constantly updated.&quot; </li></ul></ul>

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