26 April 2014 - 8:23am | posted by | 0 comments

Infographic: 48% of companies don’t encourage social media networking

Infographic: 48% of companies don’t encourage social media networkingInfographic: 48% of companies don’t encourage social media networking

Social media can have “powerful positive impacts” in professional settings, but most organisations either discourage or disregard its use in the workplace, a new study has revealed.

According to research carried out by Facebook’s learning and development manager, Mike Rognlien, and David Maxfield from training organisation VitalSmarts, 48 per cent of companies do nothing to encourage using social media to get work done, despite 77 per cent of employees using the platform to connect with colleagues.

The online survey of 2,698 people found that 61 per cent of employees credit social media with achieving new or better working relationships, although 75 per cent admit to having no training on how to use it.

The results also revealed that people who work in organisations that encourage and train them to use social media are twice as likely to have improved relationships, but are just as likely to say their use of social media has undermined a relationship at work – 35 per cent.

info

Be the first to comment on this article: sign in or register.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

The Designer Sunglass Company Website Launch

06/03/2015
Kentico Partner: pixelbuilders Check out our latest website...

Bauer Knowledge: The Millennials Chapter

06/03/2015
Bauer Media has built its brands and business on a deep...

Something new for Freya Bridal

06/03/2015
Passion, communication and the ability to keep things fresh...

Hug Rug – brand development

04/03/2015
We were tasked with raising the profile of Yorkshire-based ...

Fox's Biscuits

03/03/2015
We were approached by Fox’s Biscuits to develop a New...