In an age of blogs, twitters, professional and social networking I’ve just learned that some organisations are clipping their employees wings by forbidding them to access such sites from company computers.
At least that’s what happens in the world of some big investment banks.
So just when bankers, investment managers or analysts could gain extra insight into their sector, read cracking new research, pick up a piece of juicy gossip or scan the comments of peers, it is off limits.
What a pity to apply such strict rules to professional forums.
While it’s understandable that organisations want to protect their information systems, such protection comes at a price.
Quick scans of some of the best financial and investment blogs could help employees to be better informed and perhaps better prepared in making professional decisions.
But then what employer would want that?