No! Not my Gmail and Facebook! How to convince work not to block?
August 14, 2009 1:33 PM Subscribe
Work is thinking about banning access to Gmail, Facebook, Hotmail and other third-party email and social networking sites. Help me convince them not to?
posted by raf to Work & Money (37 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My employer (a law firm) is very close to blocking access to third-party email and social networking sites, purportedly because such sites are conduits for "viruses." I would like to convince them this is a very bad idea, for a variety of reasons: (1) it's unnecessary, since there is no actual virus problem from such sites; (2) it's counterproductive, since it will block various legitimate work-related uses and will prevent people from keeping up with family and personal issues; and (3) it's insulting and childish.
Are there other arguments I should be making? Do you have citations or references that would help?