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Workplace trends point to the increasing use of social media in the workplace. Is your company still saying “no?” In 2012, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) discussed the expanding role of social media in the workplace. As an emerging technology, the advantages of social media included:
Since that time, social media use in the workplace has increased in ways hard to imagine just a few years ago. According to a 2015 report from McKinsey & Company, the key areas aided by social tools include:
As engagement with internal facing social media deepens, some companies remain concerned about endorsing social media during the workday. Blocking social media—a losing proposition Sticking to productivity arguments, some employers prohibit the use of social media in the workplace. Policing these policies makes little sense in a participatory workplace. Consider:
Last year, OrangeHRM introduced OrangeBuzz, a secure platform that facilitates managed communication and collaboration between workplace teams and individuals. For companies using non-specialized social tools, there are certain risks that include:
As a specialized tool, OrangeBuzz offers safe, collaborative sharing space easily navigated by employees or management. Whatever your social tool of choice, say “yes” to boosting productivity, better information sharing—and increased employee engagement.