Facebook users spend a total of 10.5 billion minutes a day on the site (not including mobile users) – based on the company’s 2012 IPO filings. This averages to 20 minutes a day per user. Since its inception, it’s now estimated this has resulted in almost $3.5 trillion lost in productivity.
I recently received an email from a listener who said she couldn’t post to 680 CJOB Facebook’s page to respond to a post, because she’s a government employee and the site is blocked in her workplace. So she took the time she’d be posting to email her thoughts instead.
But if you were to deny workers access to Facebook, do you think it would increase their productivity? Would they find something else to squander their productivity? Or could it even decrease productivity?