Do Social Tools Increase Workplace Productivity?


With September comes the talk of productivity, including a post of our own covering good productivity tips on effectively managing time and staying on top of work tasks. Another big online development which helps us communicate, interact and build our business is social media – one that usually brings up discussions regarding productivity. Does social media makes us more productive? Do we focus less when we are online?

An international survey has been summarized as an infographic by Marketing Profs to illustrate perception on How Social Tools Are Used in the Workplace, below are some response results:

  • 46% of global information works say using social tools has increased their productivity
  • 42% say that social tools have resulted in more workplace collaboration
  • Security concerns (68%) and productivity loss (58%) are the top two reasons social tools are restricted

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