Comments on: Shock! Offices lose productivity to Facebook -study http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: silverwink http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/#comment-382765 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 11:49:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18132#comment-382765 Whether an application is blocked or not, self-control comes from within

Ive been using http://bit.ly/bJwmma .
It uses a better method than blocking social media sites because it only monitors sites like Facebook during production hours. People/Employees still have the option to use it for a breather or during breaks .
Sometimes they use it for work too in helping reach decisions. For me its really unnecessary to block Facebook.

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By: Anelly http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/#comment-361594 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:49:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18132#comment-361594 Being and employee requires respect and dedication for the workplace. If there aren’t these two things than you should better find another job. I recently find this post related to social networks : How to streamline social networks

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By: what http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/#comment-361492 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 19:41:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18132#comment-361492 1.5 workers in 100? Mathematically speaking that is 7.2 min per worker a day on average. In other words, not a big deal.

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By: Trey http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/#comment-361489 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 19:22:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18132#comment-361489 A survey of 237 randomly selected people.. Sounds pretty scientific.. Extrapolating that to the working public at large is a pretty irresponsible action..

This study is a) total B.S. b) only serves to scare folks and c) numerous studies have shown downtime at work actually INCREASES productivity..

FAIL

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By: Rugratz2222 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/#comment-361490 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 19:22:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18132#comment-361490 The picture is of Mark Zuckerberg, the youngest BILLIONAIRE in the entire World, and he is laughing all the way to the bank. Heard news that a conglomerate is considering buying up Facebook, by buying all common shares. Employees and friends who own them will become millionaires themselves. Some people live on Facebook and twitter. I visit Facebook 2 to 3 times a week. My afternoons are dead because east coast customers are home, so it’s either that or “123 free solitaire.” Yet, I do 70% alone of the calls into our support center. You need downtime, but just not excessive. Companies that monitor websites employees visit and prevent other sites see a high turnover of employees and profits fall when good employees leave to find less restrictive companies. I still get my work done. Wait until Facebook charges for basic use and online use on company time will go back to normal because most will leave it.

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By: Moriarty http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/#comment-361479 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 18:38:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18132#comment-361479 “Of those who do visit Facebook at work, 6 percent never use it anywhere else, meaning one in every 33 workers built their entire Facebook profile during work hours.”

Shouldn’t that “result” be one in 17?

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By: lysa http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/#comment-361476 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 18:31:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18132#comment-361476 Any business interested in security and productivity will already have in place rules regarding the access to social networking sites. Work is work -your two government mandated breaks and lunch should be plenty of downtime so one can “focus better”

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By: NoName http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/#comment-361475 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 18:31:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18132#comment-361475 So let me see. I work 55+ hours per week. I get to go out to lunch about once per month. Although I don’t do Facebook, online window shopping for shoes helps me keep my sanity when I have those moments of not wanting to cope. Yeah. Go ahead and take things like that away and I’ll get an exec job somewhere else… Rate me on performance, not on time online. I get some of my best thinking done in the shower and while online.

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By: drewbie http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/#comment-361465 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:20:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18132#comment-361465 My office blocks already blocks facebook, along with most other websites that aren’t news related or Google. Instead, I’m unproductive when I search Reuters.

And oddly enough, they don’t block my access to webcomics like Buttersafe.com, Hero.vasegurt.com, or Bunnykiwi.com.

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By: Kere Remle http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/13/shock-offices-lose-productivity-to-facebook-study/#comment-361448 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:39:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18132#comment-361448 worthless survey folks… why? two words: “Smart Phone” anyone who wants to use facebook (or anything else on the WWW for that matter) can do so anytime they like. Blocking things like facebook become only a minor inconvenience.

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