Social media bans don't work

Peter Thomson's picture

A recent survey of 4,500 office workers by Samsung showed that 41% of employees are ignoring their employer's ban on the use of social media at work. If employers restrict access on their systems, people simply use their own mobile devices instead. (see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/social-media/10998127/British-work...)

According to Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos, of University College London, “The days when employees would simply follow the rules without questioning them are truly behind us. Trust, clear communication and meaningful frameworks are far more effective at facilitating constructive behaviour – both at work and at play."
 
This reflects the conclusions in 'Future Work', where we point to management by results and a trusting culture as two key ingredients for a successful workforce in the 21st Century.

 

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