Social media is at the heart of personal interactions, be they taking place among friends or, increasingly, within the workplace. While there are still those businesses that exhibit Luddite tendencies to restrict, ban or monitor social media activity during working hours, there are others that are embracing the opportunity (and risks) that social media offer.
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#1 The benefits of Facebook in the workplace by Troy Larsen
Published 9 May, 2012 on “Conspire“, the Mindjet blog
Troy makes the sensible point that those companies embracing enterprise social media platforms alongside email are seeing increased unity and organisation when compared to those depending on the increasingly outmoded email alone. Arise, the virtual water cooler.
#2 What traits mark a “social” leader by Cheryl Burgess
Published 9 April, 2012 on Uprising
Michael Dell, he of Dell Computers, is trumpeted as understanding that businesses can no longer afford to rest on their laurels while the digital bazaar transforms the world around them. Nice article that highlights how leaders need to listen and engage in the digital world.
#3 How to understand social media in the workplace by Will Taylor
Published 31 May, 2012 on ZD Net UK
Sensible piece of analysis from ZD Net UK on how social networking in the enterprise has implications beyond the trade-off between happiness and distraction in the workforce. Three essential steps — educate, devise a sensible acceptable use policy and then protect system integrity without blocking unnecessarily.