Bosses ‘should embrace Facebook’

Companies should not dismiss staff who use social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo at work as merely time-wasters, a Demos study suggests.Attempts to control employees’ use of such software could damage firms in the long run by limiting the way staff communicate, the think tank said.Social networking can encourage employees to build relationships with colleagues across a firm, it added.However, businesses are warned to be strict with those who abuse access.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7695716.stmDon’t fire Facebook addicts, bosses told
Rather than seeing their staffers wasting time messaging, poking and sending virtual cocktails to their mates across the room via Facebook, bosses should encourage social networking among employees.A Demos Co. think tank believes that social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo at work actually encourages staff to build relationships with colleagues.The BBC reports that attempting to control employee use of social networking software could damage firms in the long run by limiting the way workers communicate.
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computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9118438Social networking sites “good for businesses”
Good news for workers addicted to Facebook, Bebo and MySpace — a British think-tank says bosses should not stop their staff using social networking sites because they could actually benefit their firms.
http://in.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idINIndia-36207020081029
http://uk.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUKTRE49S3GD20081029

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