FaceBook is without a doubt the world’s leading social media. It is the single largest place where people from diverse backgrounds meet to exchange ideas as well as to share their daily life experiences. There are raising concerns amongst many organizations and employers over the penetration of this social aspect into the workplaces. It has resulted into a series of problems which have affected the performance of these organizations. The following is a quick glance of these problems.
Lowering the Productivity of Workers
Many people tend to spend more time in this social site rather than performing their workplaces duties. This is eventually reflected in the individual performance of the workers. Take the example of an organization with 100 employees. Each day, half of this workforce spends the better part of the day updating their profiles and chatting with friends. If this is to go on for only a week, then the organization is going to lose a lot.
Wastages of Organization’s Resources
In majority of the cases, the workers use the resources that are meant for work purposes. They spend huge amounts of bandwidth which increases the running costs of the organization. This is especially the case where the organization is IT oriented.
Viruses and Malware
Many organizations are nowadays spending a lot of money in repairing their IT systems as result of the activities of the hackers. Many hackers are drawn to social sites mainly because of the large potential of committing frauds. They have the chance to launching malware and spam attacks. As a result, many computers are infected bringing the activities of the organization to a standstill. Koobface is an example of a worm that is used to spread malicious worms and codes. Things are made complex by the over 50, 000 applications for FaceBook. Even if the company tried its level best to provide protection, the third applications pose a very great challenge.
Loss of Profits
Many organizations incur huge losses especially when their IT systems are infected by malware. To some extends, it takes a lot of time for this organizations to recover from the setbacks posed by the malware.
Social media especially FaceBook is not a problem to many organizations. The issue is with the people that are using this application. It is even made harder since it is very difficult to monitor each individual’s activities every now and then. Ideally, employers can create a break where the workers can relax for a short while before proceeding with their duties. Or the best solution is to block facebook at work places.