Blocking social media at work is going to strangle you

If your organization is one of those that block employee access to social media sites, Shel Holtz’ blog says Knock it off at Why the 54% of companies blocking access to social media should knock it off.


Some reasons:



  • Access to social media improves productivity. (“Who died and put CIOs in charge of worker productivity anyway?”)
  • Blocking kills engagement.
  • Access to social media is not an automatic invitation to viruses and malware.
  • Millennials will not work for companies that block.
  • Bandwidth is a bogus issue.

If you’ve got a problem employee you’re afraid will while away the whole day on Facebook — guess what: That guy is already spending the day playing solitaire.


Blocking social media virtually guarantees that you won’t figure out the way fundraising is going to be done in the coming years. If that’s what your IT people want, you need new IT people.


Open the window. Let the flowers bloom.


Thanks to FundraisingTwip on Twitter for the tip.


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2 responses to “Blocking social media at work is going to strangle you”

  1. Good stuff. The most thorough overview of this kind of thing I have ever seen is on SOFII – The Huntsinger tutorials…
    http://www.sofii.org/active%20site/Members%20area/JerryH1,2&3.html
    Thanks Jeff.

  2. Good stuff. The most thorough overview of this kind of thing I have ever seen is on SOFII – The Huntsinger tutorials…
    http://www.sofii.org/active%20site/Members%20area/JerryH1,2&3.html
    Thanks Jeff.

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