Think of it this way–they’re learning tech literacy, conflict resolution, 21st century communication skills.
Your staff aren’t wasting time online, they’re exposing their friends, and their friends’ friends, to your brand.
Millienials’ work brains operate differently, too. They don’t segment their work or online time from their own time. They’re getting their bills, emails, schedules, diaries, letters, invitations and more ONLINE, so a ‘home computer’ is a necessity for them. Just as mixing in their personal lives happens online at work.
I’m thinking it’s a good thing, if
– nonprofit workers invite their friends to events via Facebook
– they’re blogging about the latest societal issue and linking back to your organization as a solution
– work email and calls get thrown into the after 5PM mix
Want to set some boundaries? That seems fine, but make sure and understand what forces are at work–maybe Millenials have some suggestions about what those should be!