Facebook is becoming a problem for employers in the offices in India, and employees have begun to spend so much time on social networking site that is beginning to affect productivity, a new survey has revealed.
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) have found in their study of the office staff spend on average an hour a day on sites like Facebook, resulting in a loss of productivity measurement of 12.5 percent.
The study notes: “About 12.5 percent of human resource productivity in the business sector is becoming misappropriated since a large majority of them, while away their time on social networking sites during the office hours. ”
Apparently, workers using Orkut, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn for “love.”
“As a matter of fact, [the] increasing use of surf, can be dangerous to overall productivity and IT companies have already installed the software to restrict their use,” the BBC quoted Assocham secretary general DS Rawat by the agency .
As part of the study, a total of 4,000 workers between the ages of 21 and 60 in different cities of India like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai (Bombay), Pune, Chandigarh, Lucknow and Kanpur, were questioned.
It was noted that nearly half of office workers visited Facebook at work.
Moreover, four out of 10 workers built their Facebook profile Orkut whole or office.
In addition, 83 percent of employees think that there is no harm at work surfing during office hours.