Monday, April 20, 2009

Tip of the Day: Texting and Twitter may actually boost productivity

Yessss! Finally, the news I've been waiting for -- thank you, Aon!

New research from the consulting firm reported on reveals that despite employers’ belief that Web 2.0 media may detract from productivity, workers — both millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) and non-millennials — are leveraging the technology to perform their jobs.

For example, 65% of non-millennials and 72% of millennials report using their company’s intranet for their job duties, while 25% of non-millennials and 38% of millennials utilize text messaging for work purposes.

In addition, 46% of non-millennials and 48% of millennials used instant messaging as part of their job assignments, while 13% of non-millennials and 20% of millennials belong to job-related social networks. About 8% of non-millennials and 13% of millennials used blogs in a work-related context.

As such, Aon encourages employers to embrace social media for employee communications purposes. Let EBN help; join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups and follow us on Twitter.

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