Derek van Tilburg

International Business student, University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

About Derek

Languages

Dutch, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Sustainability, Innovation, CSR

Comments & conversations

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Derek van Tilburg
Posted over 2 years ago
How can we prevent that Facebook use during working hours cuts productivity?
There are companies that help organizations with the use and misuse of employees social media. I know someone that works for Hearsay Social. This is what they say: Hearsay Social powers the compliant use of social media for financial services organizations at the corporate, branch, and advisor levels. Wealth managers, recruiters, financial advisors, and agents use Hearsay Social for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Industry leaders like Farmers Insurance Group have chosen Hearsay Social to power their social compliance and social marketing while meeting FINRA, IIROC, and SEC regulations and avoiding branding mishaps.
154912
Derek van Tilburg
Posted over 2 years ago
How can we prevent that Facebook use during working hours cuts productivity?
I definitely see the problem here. But I don't think that blocking is the solution. And mostly there are ways around those blockings anyway. Blocking would be a sign of distrust to your employees. I think other incentives should be in place for employees to make sure they do they their job and are not wasting their time all day. A good company/manager should be able to realise this without penalizing employees. I worked in a company where people could use Fb whenever they wamted and sometimes it was a bit distracting, but these people got their work done. And it feels good to have the freedom to do what you want to do even during working hours. This trust and freedom is a lot more motivating than having a lot of restrictions. I also realize this depends on the kind of work and employees. So don't block but keep your people happy and let them have some fun so they will do what is expected!