Well, there are no key performance indicators in this post. This is a list of interesting numbers from research firm, Nucleus Research
, with regards to Facebook in the workplace. I'm not terribly surprised with some of these stats; however, I would have thought more time was spent on Facebook than the study indicates. In any case, here they are:
A strong 87%
of the people surveyed in this research said that they couldn't see a business benefit in using Facebook. Can someone ask the remaining 13% how Facebook can help an organization outside of search engine optimization?
There is a 1.5%
decrease in employee productivity. Not surprising that there is a decrease in productivity when one is spending minutes a day looking at photos and constantly giving status updates. Or is it? Continue reading...
However, to counter the previous point, U of M professor Dr. Brent Coker suggests that there is a 9%
gain in productivity when people take small breaks.
I have to agree with this. I'm definitely more productive when I've taken a 5 minute break. Typically, I walk around the office to chat with people. Mmm. I guess I may be a cause of decreased productivity. :D In any case, Facebook is better than smoking!
I'm not anti-Facebook by any means. I think it's a great medium to share photos, videos, etc. However, I still have a soft spot for inviting people over to share these things. Call me old fashion. ;)
posted @ Friday, February 04, 2011 2:01 PM