IT leaders who restrict employee access to social media sites are not doing their employers any favours, according to new research.
An experiment by the National University of Singapore found that workers who are allowed access to social media sites are 39 per cent more productive than those who are not.
They were also less mentally exhausted and bored, and more psychologically engaged, the research found.
"Managers must recognise that blanket policies that prohibit all forms of personal web usage are ineffective, and excessive monitoring is likely to be counterproductive," the researchers said.
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