However, as the father of two avid Facebook users and now that I work at a college, I have some credible sources for Facebook workplace horror stories.
One of these sources showed me a story from the Huffington Post called “The Funniest Facebook Snafus of All Time”. Apparently, some dolt had some unflattering things to say about her boss, forgetting that her boss was also her Facebook friend. He responded to her comment with a scathing rebuttal and fired her.
Here’s another real life scenario I came across lately:
What should they do? “Like” it, so she knows she’s busted? Print out a copy and leave it on her desk? Tell their manager?
Managers, you’d better be ready to deal with these wacky scenarios, because you’ve got a whole generation of employees bringing a set of cultural norms into the workplace that never existed before.
Should a manager just apply “common sense”, the same as we do with phones, or when the internet first arrived in the workplace?
Does anyone have an example of a progressive workplace social media policy (other than the usual, i.e., doing it on company time, divulging trade secrets, etc…)? How about a blog post that seems to nail it that you could point us to?
I don’t have a “top ten” list for this one, just a lot of questions. Thanks.
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