Thursday, August 30, 2007

Facebook Ban

Did you hear about this? Kent County Council have banned their *32000 employees from using the social utility Facebook.

Employers are great at disciplining staff aren't they? If they spent as much time getting people to "buy-in" to the culture (I know it isn't easy in the public sector) of their organization, valued them more their staff just might do a better and more committed job. Perhaps then they wouldn't feel the need to spend time at Facebook or going outside for a fag.

This sort of thing is so typical of British management. Minimalist, narrow-minded, old-fashioned and unnecessary.


*32, 000 - what do they all do?


Jeremy Jacobs - Corporate Presenter

2 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes. Loyalty is a one-sided thing: employees have to be loyal to their employer but it doesn't seem to work the other way round [and by loyalty I just mean being considerate here].

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Agreed.