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[Infographic] How Social Media Is Destroying Productivity

Earlier we showed how employee laziness is affecting productivity at the workplace.

One of the biggest culprits is indulging in social media – whether is it checking your Facebook account, watching that frivolous YouTube video  a friend (or worse, colleague) just sent over, the problem is not so much wasting time indulging, but it takes an average of 23 minutes for a worker to get back into their work rhythm after! Taken all together, that costs the American economy $650 billion per year in lost productivity.

Here’s an infographic, courtesy of LearnStuff, that shows you exactly how social media is destroying productivity at the workplace:


Social Media At Work



Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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