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Social media indulgence root cause of workplace unproductivity: Report

An average of 2.35 hours is spent accessing social media at work every day

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Employees at Facebook office in Hyderabad
Employees at Facebook office in Hyderabad

The unrestricted use of is having a negative impact on productivity, as spend more than 32 percent of their time on every day for personal work, says a study.

According to TeamLease World of Work Report, an average of 2.35 hours is spent accessing at work every day and 13 per cent of the total productivity is lost owing to the indulgence alone.

"Indulgence in and the resultant slacking is a testimony of pastimes getting more interesting than work. Hence rather than blindly instituting rules, organisations should get to the root cause of the misuse and devise policies that make work more challenging and the work culture more aspirational," Kunal Sen, Senior Vice President, TeamLease Services said.

As per the study, apart from loss of productivity, the extensive usage of by has also resulted in an increase in loss of confidential information, defamation, misinformation and employee solicitation.

According to the report, is the most visited platform. Out of the 62 per cent who accessed during working hours, nearly 83 per cent of them spend significant time browsing

The report noted that the use of at and resultant slackening has become very rampant. Some employers have policies in place, and some are leveraging to their benefit, but most are clueless about how the menace could be handled, it said.

The 'at Workplace' is the third in TeamLease survey series and was administered on managers across sectors.

First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 15:31 IST