There has been a long heated discussion over the use of social media at a workplace. The productivity of work associated with Facebook at work won’t become an arguable topic anymore as Facebook as launched a separate version of it for a workplace. It has been called ‘workplace’
Like Facebook, users of Workplace can post status updates, photos, videos, chat and react to posts of colleagues. But it is entirely different from a personal account of Facebook. Your personal account and Workplace account is not interconnected. Your personal updates will not be included in Workplace, and what you share in your Workplace will not show up in your personal Facebook account.
A Facebook blog post states, ‘We started testing a version of Facebook for the workplace with a few other organizations over a year ago. Now, more than 1,000 organizations around the world use Workplace’.
The workplace provides enterprise features such as single sign-on (SSO), secure identity management, enterprise support, and analytics. Companies have to pay for each user they have. The more the company uses Workplace, the less it pays per person. The pricing is per active user, on a monthly basis. The workplace is meant to increase the productivity of the work, wherever they work from; within the four walls or in the field or on the road.