Infographic: Does social media belong in the workplace?

A study reveals that although many employees think having a good social media profile can help them get ahead, many also think online networking in the workplace is distracting.

Is social media a help or a distraction in the workplace?

Although mobile devices and social media have put an endless stream of information into the palms of our hands, the convenient access to information isn’t exactly revolutionizing the workplace, an infographic from Scredible reveals.

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Scredible conducted a study of 1,000 U.S. and U.K. workers to determine how they feel about social media at work, and the results are mixed.

A few of the findings:

  • Fifty-seven percent of men and 51 percent of women say social media should be banned at work because it’s a distraction.
  • Few workers know how to use social media for training.
  • Seventy-five percent of U.S. employees think having a good social media profile improves their reputation at work.

Do you think having social media access at work is a good idea? Please let us know in the comments section.

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