Research conducted by security company McAfee suggests that 70% of Australian companies have some sort of policy blocking or regulating the use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. How does your office stack up?
The chart above shows how the options — ranging from an outright ban to monitoring of activity — stack up in Australia. Social networking policies are often ill-thought-through: blanket bans can simply drive workers to spend more time on their smart phones, and McAfee’s study suggests that 36% of local companies don’t have a policy relating to mobile access. However, those numbers suggest it is pretty common.
Are you suffering from a tight workplace social networking regime, or has your boss got other issues to worry about? Tell us what happens at your workplace via the poll below, and let us know the ups and downs of office social networking in the comments.