Recent studies have shown that Facebook is responsible for lower grades in college, and now similar studies are showing that too much Facebook use is causing us to have lower marks in the workplace as well. Companies that allow users to access Facebook in the workplace lose an average of 1.5% in total employee productivity, according to a report from Nucleus Research, an IT research company. The survey of 237 employees also showed that 77% of workers who have a Facebook account use it during work hours.
But what was once a self-contained problem is now spilling over cubicle walls. Employees who spend too much time on Facebook and other similar social media sites are neglecting duties, and leaving more work on their co-worker’s shoulders.
Do you see this as a problem in your workplace?