Emailing about sports at work? Study shows more likely to be productive, keep job

Global Business

CCTV America’s Phillip Yin talked with Assistant Professor Lynn Wu from the University of Pennsylvania about the effects of social networks on productivity job security. Wu found that coworkers who had social communication at work about sports or getting coffee were more likely to be productive and have better performance evaluations — and to keep their jobs.

Social network effects on productivity and job security

For more on the U.S. job market, CCTV America's Phillip Yin talked with Assistant Professor Lynn Wu from the University of Pennsylvania to find out the social effects on productivity job security. She conducted the study at a consulting firm, and found that emailed about idle topics like meals and sports were more likely to keep their jobs.