Although it may not be overly surprising, the fact that 77% of employees are willing to risk their job for virtual social interaction is a bleak outlook on the future.
An extraordinary 77 per cent of employees simply ignore their company's social media policy, using Facebook, Twitter and other similar services how they wish. That's according to Pew Research, which spoke to just over 2,000 adults in the US, and has written up its findings in a new blog post. The stats show a complex picture of social media use at work, but one thing that does stand out is that fear of its use is largely unwarranted and may in fact improve the work environment. The most common reason for using social media during the day is "to take a mental break from work."