I must admit, that when I first joined C&B, I was a little nervous about logging into my Facebook account for the first time. Not that there had been any clear instruction not to, but because I know of a lot of companies who have access blocked to social sites at work (and wasn’t too sure what my new employer thought of the matter – since I hadn’t dared to ask).
So while some friends started to get worried, and even others had organised search parties to locate my dead body, the sign that I had been waiting for all along came in the form of a beautiful email on my third day:
“As you know, C&B is on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
I expect you all to have accounts on the three channels and follow C&B.
Please make sure that this is done before Thursday noon.”
Umm, ok, sure, no problem. (Jumped right onto that task to make sure I was a model employee) I was overjoyed and glad to be back, and (if management is reading this) not only to socially engage with my friends, but also for a lot of other ‘professional’ things. Like what? Finding interesting topics for the blog (that’s how I came up with this topic), scouting interesting PR information to share with the team and harassing my friends into liking my blog posts (yes, if you like me, you had better ‘like’ my post). So while 50% of employees are banned from social networks, here’s why I don’t think that’s such a good idea.