For many, social media has become an integral part of daily life – both in and out of work. While using social media may be necessary in some jobs, one in 10 workers spends more time on the Internet than working. It can also be a distraction; social media interruptions occur on average every 10.5 minutes.
It can be tempting to simply ignore staff’s social media usage, but experts advise against it. I consulted with Jack McCalmon, President of The McCalmon Group, who offered these suggestions about how to manage your household employees’ social media use.
First, talk to staff about the statistics related to lost productivity from social media use at work, and encourage them to limit or avoid social media use while at work.