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Friday, October 7, 2011 - 1:45pm

WORKING: The Benefits Of Distraction

Updated: 5 years ago.
Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone you’re listening to our story when you should be working. But it might actually be good for you. Brandon Smith tells us why a little Twitter or Facebook at work helps you refocus on your work. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)

Prowl Facebook and Twitter during any given workday and it looks like lots of people spend time using social media at work -- and not necessarily for business purposes.

Our workplace and career expert, Brandon Smith, explains why this might actually be a good thing for the company and workers’ productivity.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is at And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.