Friday, November 25, 2011

to block or not to block that's the question

There's a debate going on among us this morning about social media. Some of us believe that  by blocking the Facebook, Youtube and such, during office hour will help productivity and reduce network bandwidth and some of us disagreed. 

The same debate happened when internet was first introduced in the office, some people decide it was better to block the internet during office hour because workers at that time can't stop surfing the internet - luckily they decide that everybody has the right to internet, so the policy was dropped.

These are my two cents:

  • internet or Facebook is just a tool - it can be use for good and it can be use for bad. At the end of the day it's just a matter of choice
  • by blocking or forbid something, we are going to create the demand for it. It's normal that when something is forbidden will taste so sweet
  • Facebook can be use as a morale boost for the worker. A place where they can share their thoughts and feelings with friends and family. It can be seen as a stress release tool also
  • everybody is on social media right now, either you are the Prime Minister or the office boy, it's the trend of communication. Social media can be consider as Gen Y and Gen Z 's telecommunication (or in a lay man terms as a phone)

So does your company or office block social media during office hours? What do you think of the policy?

1 comment:

Jenny said...

i bring my own broadband to office... :)

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