In many ways, social media is the defining characteristic of the information age. It has transformed the way people communicate, market their products and services, and it has brought a litany of issues into the public consciousness. On the other side of the coin, social media currently costs many business billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of social media, and how your business can put yourself in a net-positive position by strategically deploying Phoenix business software tools.
Another, more stringent option is to completely outlaw social media use at work. While this strategy would have the desired effect of removing social media as a distraction, it could backfire on management. This is because many of today’s workers come to depend on their social media accounts to keep in touch with the people that mean the most to them. By removing this option, you may find that it causes some of your more technology-savvy employees to seek employment elsewhere. Since it costs thousands of dollars to onboard a new employee, any large-scale turnover in workforce could have disastrous effects on your business’ profitability.
Whatever your management team chooses to do, you will need the right software in place to properly manage your staff’s social media use. Monitoring software is key, while content filtering software can allow you to choose which employees have access to these social sites, and which ones don’t. Read more about the Phoenix business software solutions that MyTek provides HERE.
For more information about content filtering for your business, or if you have more questions about how to get the most out of your employees through the use of technology, call us today at MyTek today at 623-312-2444.