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Are You Entitled To Facebook At Work?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by | Filed Under: Social Networking

A new study shows some people want access to their social media or else. Twenty-five percent of the workers surveyed by Intelligent Office said they wouldn’t work for a company that didn’t allow social media at work.

In fact one third of the more than 1,000 people surveyed said they spend an hour or more a day on social media at work. Which is not surprising since the survey also showed that 58 percent of respondents thought their phones and their tablets represented their personality. These workers demand choice on the job, 61 percent of them want to bring their own mobile devices (the ones that represent their personalities) to work and use them instead of that clunky old desktop provided by the office.

And if they have a desktop, 65 percent of respondents want the right to download and install software without permission.

 “Our Work IQ surveys have shed a new and often surprising light on today’s workers, showing they are rapidly becoming more flexible and mobile,” said Tom Camplese, Chief Operating Officer, Intelligent Office. “The third survey shows that technology is driving this shift towards mobility, with just over a third of respondents saying they spend one to four hours on a smartphone or tablet each day. We have ultimately uncovered a dramatic shift in how people work today and how they want to work.”

You could also take it to mean than some people are just a little too attached to their iPads and their Instagram accounts.

~ Cynthia

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3 Responses to “Are You Entitled To Facebook At Work?”

  1. Dennis says:

    If I did the hiring I would not hire the ones that demand to be able to use social media at work. They are hired to work not socialize on the internet. As for downloading on workplace computers I feel the same way.. If they want the software they can get for their own computers. There is to mush malware and viruses that you can get with downloading, and IT dept. should not have to clean up all of the computers in the work place.

  2. Bill Anderson says:

    You betcha, Dennis! No wonder workers are so highly mobile, meaning moving from job to job. Who in their right mind elieves that one should be able to use an hour per day to play on social media? They would not work for me beyond the minute that I became aware of that activity. Downlaod and install things on my computer system without my consent? Fired!

  3. Barbara Pickett says:

    I agree with both posters…taking an hour for your personal use, no matter the means is simply stealing from your employer! All of these electronic devices leads to mostly ‘the dumbing down’ of people whose main focus is on themselves! Shame on you if you’re one of these thieves.

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