Facebook and Bosses

October 30, 2008 at 8:36 pm 2 comments

The BBC reports that social networking at work are not merely time-wasters.  These social networks can be used for the purposes of internal networking, collobration, and research in the workplace.  People use social networking devices like Facebook to interact with people and that is some people form the basis of their social relationship.  In addition, social networking creates a open and democratic workplace culture.

These tools can be used as a retention tool to keep talented employees from moving on to green pastures.  It also be a tool in creating a strong community spirit and can increase workplace morale.  The only downside of using the tool is that it become a method for spreading gossip, false rumors, and drains productivity.  That is downside of using Facebook in the workplace.

Remember, use it wisely and use it productively

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  • 1. Jerry Haney  |  November 4, 2008 at 6:57 am

    It’s about the workplace culture. Social networking is an established part of most people’s lifestyles these days and workplaces should be smart about it and use that to their advantage. It’s often a pretty useful way to know your employees better.

    You need to be careful what you post on facebook though. Your bosses ARE looking and they have every right to do so. If you have a really personal part of you that you don’t want to share with anyone, then just don’t make it part of your facebook profile. You can join online forums that discuss those issues, facebook is not the place to reveal your dark side, at least not unless you truly don’t care that your professional world knows about it as well.

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  • 2. Rathna  |  November 6, 2008 at 6:10 am

    It’s pretty good to know your employees better,Now a days Social networking is an established part of most people’s lifestyles and people expect their workplaces to be smart and use that to their advantage.

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