Facebook in the office? This is a very complex issue. And the answers will very by your role, position, company and industry. One thing is very clear, however, and that is . . .
as a professional is different than Facebooking as a student.
A recent survey conducted by Fierce, Inc. that included more than 800 executives and employees in multiple industries found:
- nearly one in three employees have witnessed or know of a coworker reprimanded for an inappropriate FB post
- nearly 40% of employees engaged in some form of inappropriate communications such as gossiping or flirting
- over 50% of employees say FB is ineffective at enhancing work relationships
- 60% of Millennials believe that FB helps build relationships with colleagues even though their older colleagues do not
Does your employer have a policy regarding the use of FB and other social media sites? You need to know the answer. If the answer is “yes”, you must understand and adhere to the policy.