Are smartphones and social media making people less productive at workplace?With the rising popularity of smartphones and social media, it is seen that some people are not able to separate themselves from them even during office hours. It is seen sometimes that even while working in between people keep scrolling their whats app or facebook messages due to which their mind gets diverted and they are not able to focus on their work. Most common things you would find some people engaging in while doing their work is listening to songs on youtube, browsing online shopping websites, facebook, etc.
This is to a certain extent impacting the productivity of people in the workplace and the work which they should be able to complete in 6 hours takes around 10 hours to complete. And then these people boast that they stay late in the office. Due to this, there are many companies which restrict social networking sites in their company networks so that people cannot access these sites on their PCs. But nowadays with smartphones and personal data packs with each individual, it is not possible to restrict employees from using them.
I think people should fully focus on their work in office hours and use their smartphones only if needed for necessary things. This way they will be able to focus on work and complete it faster. Later when they leave for the home they are free to do anything. If people restrain themselves from unnecessarily using their smartphones during office hours then definitely their productivity will increase and it would be beneficial both to the employee's career growth as well as to the company.