Should Facebook Be Banned from Work? - Employee Code of Conduct

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-04-09 Print this article Print

The four words that make employees behave when they attend conferences in Las Vegas would also govern Facebook use, Valdes countered: employee code of conduct. Companies must set clear policies as to how employees must behave, recognizing that Facebook is part of the evolving online social norm.


Facebook is a wildly popular social network, with more than 68 million users and counting. But is Facebook chewing up too much of corporate employees' time? Are employees risking their companies' intellectual property by using Facebook? During a debate at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2008 on April 7, Gartner analyst Nikos Drakos argued that Facebook should be banned, while Gartner's Ray Valdes defended the social network.


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