Technology makes it easy for people to become distracted. Social media such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube pull workers away from the task at hand. Throw in smartphones and text messaging and you have a recipe for significant loss in productivity.
As a business owner, YOU are responsible for the use of technology at your business. Your job is to have a technology use policy that addresses technology use issues that tax productivity and ultimately jeopardize the overall success of your business. Without technology use policies your business is at risk.
Take steps to understand technology and use patters. See how technologies are affecting your bottom line. From there, create policies that are fair, documented, communicated, and monitored.