MORE than half of nearly 500 employers in a recent survey agreed that workers using their microblog at the office lowers their productivity.
Fifty-four percent of the employers surveyed by the 51job.com website said frequent pop-up messages distract workers. They also worried that confidential information such as new products might be leaked on microblogs, or that workers might post negative comments about salaries or bosses.
However, more than 73 percent of more than 200 employees disagreed their work was affected by microblog use.
They said using a microblog would help them perform better as they see it as a new way of finding information and a way to vent their feelings.
The question of microblog use at work is not a new one, but is becoming more urgent as the workforce adds more younger workers who see a microblog as an extension of themselves.
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