According to a report by Fast Company, Goldman Sachs has invested $450 million in Facebook. They must see a huge potential is social networking, right? Well perhaps. But they still block their employees from accessing Facebook during the work day.
That’s right. And in fact, only 10% of companies surveyed by Robert Half Technology allow their employees full social network access during the work day. And 54% of U.S. companies have a strict ban against using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and more during working hours.
Now, there’s a difference between access and encouragement. Perhaps these survey question was misleading. But, the Goldman Sachs irony is simply too humorous. But, not necessarily hypocritical. Goldman Sachs could invest in a liquor company and not want their employees drinking during the day.