In this HR Technologist article, Mike Hicks, CMO at Igloo discusses the limitations and problems with using Facebook in the workplace as a way for colleagues to connect.
When employees make connections, it can make your business stronger. According to McKinsey, employees who use social software are as much as 25% more productive at their jobs, and employees who are engaged socially are also more optimistic and less likely to leave their current company.
In a study, Igloo has found that 87% of employees connect with coworkers via Facebook, showing employees overwhelmingly want to connect with one another. But social networks like Facebook are external, unstructured, and a place where problems can arise when personal opinions or politics are shared with an audience of coworkers.
So how should managers foster this overwhelming desire among their employees to connect? Read the full article here.