Many CEOs don't allow the use of social media at work. Research shows that web surfing can lead to increased productivity, but there's also other research that just visiting a social network once will derail your productivity. So what do we do?
This Keas infographic explores the benefits of social media in the workplace, showing that social connections make people happier and a brief recess involving Internet-browsing increases productivity.
Perhaps a good way to benefit from all of this is to schedule your media consumption. 10 minute breaks for checking your social networks, and don't check it when you have an important task to finish up.
In the research by Keas, those browsing the Internet were 16% more productive than the Internet-free break group and 39% more productive than the control group.
What do you think? Do you facebook at work? Twitter when you're at the pantry? Pinterest when you're trying to figure out what to do with that proposal? IM in the meeting room?