The other day I had an interesting Twitter conversation with a fellow who thought it was ironic that I sent out a tweet about time management, because social media was a “time waster.” It occurred to me that the difference between social media as a waste of time and as a productive action probably is just a matter of intention. Of course that point was lost on this one disagreeable fellow.

When I saw this infographic, I thought of his “time wasting comment” and how any one of these activities (including daydreaming) could be construed as both productive or a waste of time depending upon intent. What do you think? Are these activities time wasters? Is social media?

social media in the workplace

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Infographic by Yast