I have a problem with employees in my department going off task being distracted by social networking sites like facebook, twitter and IM.
The big boss is very keen to have our IT team start outright blocking these sites which are distracting people from the task at hand.
I have nothing against these sites, but they detract employees which impacts productivity.
I am kind of against the outright ban, as it will hurt those that use the sites responsibly and put a dent in morale. (Plus I'm sure they will just spend their time instead looking for away around it).
I am keen to persue an educate-feedback-performance manage framework, but this is going to take longer to be effective.
Has anyone dealt with these issues in their work place? I am interested to hear experiences, it seems many companies do block sites like these. Banning the sites just seems so archaic though.