Social Networks and the task Place

How many co-workers from your own work place are on Facebook? MySpace? AIM? Twitter? Are internet sites acting as a buffer to true to life social interaction at your workplace? These social networks and several like them have enabled another type of co-existence in the task place. You can be involved in a person’s “life” depending how much they post notifications or photos about themselves for your viewing pleasure.
How many times have you sent a message with a social networking to ask, “What’s for lunch?” when the co-worker your asking is right next to you or really close by? There can be so much interaction with a co-worker on these internet sites without actually having to come face-to-face with people for days, weeks or months. This may or may not be a very important thing for a relationship in lots of respects. For example: You can see how their vacation went simply by looking at their photos (after they are posted) without ever actually speaking to them in person. According to what you see, it’ll be left to your assumption. Addititionally there is having less emitting physical emotions by just words. To slightly assist with the emitting of physical emotions, emoticons and certain symbols have been created.
Can these social networks allow you to get into trouble? There have been many instances where you have read about a co-worker or you have vented about focus on these social networks. At this time, it is your personal responsibility to partake in the venting or ignore. What if you were scrutinized by a superior at work for a posting on your profile related to the work place? As the social media revolution rises, tracking what an employee does or says has become a lot easier. There were recorded instances where an employee has been fired from their position due to a venting or complaint about their work place. Also, there have been recent findings that employers check social networks whenever your application is received, and therefore if you have indecent pictures, comments or posts you will possibly not even be looked at for that position without looking at your credentials.
Some social networking tips for the work place:
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Try not to post in anger. Even though you delete it afterwords, you will find a possibility it really is found by way of a simple Google search.
Many of the social networks offer privacy settings that enable you to decide who you thought we would connect with. So set up filters and also block people you don’t desire to connect.
Be wary of the photos you add and are made viewable to everyone in your social networking circle.
Try not to associate accounts or profiles with a work e-mail account for anyone who is provided one.
Bottom line is – Monitor what you say. Watch what you add. Watch who you interact with.

Author: Brian Dixon