Facebook for Work: Distracting or Helpful?
Updated December 04, 2020

Facebook for Work: Distracting or Helpful?

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Workplace by Facebook (Formerly Facebook at Work)

It is being used across our entire company in order to improve collaboration in the workplace and communication. The overall hope is that it will reduce the amount of emails that are sent throughout the business in total. It addition, it allows you to make groups so that it's easier to collaborate with your business segment, across business segments, or in specialized groups you're doing projects with.
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Lower volume of emails
  • Group capabilities
  • File sharing
  • Older co-workers are less likely to use it.
  • Can be a time sink at work, people get distracted.
  • Only effective as long as the people you need to communicate with are also using it.
  • Improved productivity
  • Improved Collaboration
  • Better discussion amount coworkers on topics that relate to business success
Sametime only allows you to message coworkers when they're online, which usually implies they need to be in the office to talk with them. with Facebook, on the other hand, you can message people if they're offline which is great if you need to leave someone a message. In addition, Workplace has better mobile messaging capabilities with even more so makes it more user-friendly.
It's definitely appropriate if you want to improve your messaging and collaborative abilities within your company. It makes it easier for people to communicate both during and outside of work hours, which is especially important depending on the nature of your work. It has also reduced the volume of emails that people receive and send since now people can just share things in a Facebook group or message someone. If you think your workers will get distracted easily or post things that should only be on a personal social media place then its definitely not appropriate for your workplace. In this case, it will end up just being a platform where your employees will go to pass time.

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