Will Facebook prove social media can increase productivity?

‘Facebook at Work’ is rolling out. It’s intended to make staff collaboration easier than ever. Getting business leaders to OK online chatting presents a hurdle, though.

Facebook is on a mission to break taboos about social media use at work.

The social network enlisted more than 100 companies to help prove that Facebook can increase productivity on the job by using its newest iteration, “Facebook at Work.”

Those who work in public relations and related fields may view the “at Work” portion as an unnecessary modifier. Social media use is standard practice for most people in communications, but that isn’t the case for every industry or organization.

About 36 percent of employers worldwide still block access to social media, according to a San Jose Mercury News article. In that piece, Queenie Wong writes that communicating with co-workers through Facebook at Work might encourage users to think twice before they post.

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