While using Facebook in the workplace might not be common anytime soon except in a few professions, there are good arguments both for and against Facebook Workplace. Only time will tell whether it will be seen as a fantastic communication tool bringing offices together online to share information more easily or a time-wasting drain on resources.
- Facebook is optimized to be sticky. The company’s ideal use case is one in which you spend your entire day following the appetizing morsels it serves up to keep you clicking and scrolling.
- “The main way knowledge workers produce value,” Newport believes, “is by improving rare and valuable skills and applying them to information to produce rare and valuable output.”
- Even the “visibility factor” Holmes praises, Newport sees as a distraction.
“Mass consumer platforms like Facebook in some ways represent the height of usability. They have to be intuitive and user-friendly because they’re competing for eyeballs.”