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It should not come as a big surprise that management andemployees have differing views on a myriad of topics. In the21st century, this includes the need for or usefulness of social media in the workplace. Of courseemployers think allowing social media can hurt productivity and attention, while today'syounger millennial workforce see it as a necessity. Asit turns out, the millennials have a point.

These are essentially the findings discussed in the latestHarvard Business Review. According to LorenzoBizzi, assistant professor in the Department of Management atCalifornia State University, Fullerton, any worries aboutproductivity decline are “misguided,” he says. “Social mediadoesn't reduce productivity near as much as it kills employeeretention.”

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