Monday, March 26, 2007

Bad management is not made good with firewalls

Web 2.0 report that a survey of more than 1,000 office workers found that 42 percent of those aged between 18 and 29 discussed work-related issues on social-networking sites and blogs.

The research, carried out by polling company YouGov for content security specialists Clearswift, revealed more than a quarter of young workers spent three or more hours a week surfing blogs and sites such as MySpace and YouTube during working hours.

Nearly four in ten admitted accessing such sites "several times a day".


This is supposed to say what?


Is it that organisations are, as a result going to become more porous. Well there is no news in that. The CIPR was telling the world about that when Lionel Zetter was in short pants.

Perhaps porosity is a bad thing? Well if Employee relations are that bad, then there is little hope for thr corporate future anyway and that has nothing to do with the Internet.


Perhaps having employees aware of online information is a bad thing... well... what sort of employer is this or perhaps employees are so badly motivated about their job they go off on a YouTube hunt for the banal.

All-in-all, I don't see what all the fuss is about except that bad management is not made good with a firewall.