Few days back, I had written about how I am completely against restrictive or no Internet access given by companies to its employees under the reason of low productivity. While writing that post, I was trying to find if there was any survey indicating the percentage of companies that actually do that. I expected that around half of all companies would have such restrictive Internet usage policies.
However, today I came across an info-graphic that I thought was quite stunning – Would you believe that 96% of all Indian IT decision makers prohibit the use of social media applications in the workplace.
Amongst the companies in 10 countries which participated in the survey, 52% of companies on average restrict access to social media applications, whereas in India it is highest with 96% !
India beats most other countries by a fair margin, the next country United Kingdom comes in second with 64% followed by Japan where 62% of companies restrict usage of social media applications at office !
Surprisingly, the most (so called) repressive Country, China scores the best amongst all the 10 countries with only 2 out of 10 companies using restrictive policies towards social Media usage
What is your take on these figures ?