Should social media be banned at work?

3 Sep

1102203_question_mark_1By Deepti

After big organisations like ESPN and US Marine Corps banned the use of social media at work place, the debate on whether Internet is distracting employees from ‘real’ work is catching fire. I’m an advocate for social media but I guess there is an increasingly thin line between what’s ‘official’ and what’s ‘personal’ once a staff member is online. It’s true some organisations may not even need to be so active online, and not all of them may need Twitter, Facebook or Blog accounts. So how do we differentiate what’s justified from what’s done to simply join the bandwagon? What do you think??

Here are two stories from PRNewsonline that got me thinking.

Should we be more social or stay traditional?

Social media: a company’s asset or liability?

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