The case study:
We live and work in a very connected and networked society. In your opinion, how have digital, social networking sites changed how we communicate and engage with other employees? Try to think of both positive and negative influences.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 9:02 am ad1c9bdddf
With the prevalence of smartphones, it is not uncommon for employees to have "24/7" access to work emails. Additionally, it is estimated that 165 million, or about one out of every two person within the United States, has a Facebook account (Felix). The vast usage of social media networking creates a scenario in which employees can be "connected" with each other constantly. There are both positive and negative ramifications of this dynamic.
The positive consequences can be an alternative ...
This solution is about 300 words and includes a reference, discussing both the positive and negative impacts of employees whom engage in social networking. The ability to virtually "see" what your fellow coworkers are doing, on a 24-hour basis, leads little privacy and nearly no line between personal and professional lives.
Social Networking, Hiring, and Behaviour Restriction of Employees
1. Should the viewing or monitoring of social networking cites be considered an appropriate method for preliminary employment screening and continued employment with organizations?
2. Some companies attempt to restrict the behavior of employees while they are off the job. The most common restriction is a prohibition against smoking. Less common is a prohibition against public drinking. Is it ethical or "job necessary" in some cases for a company to try to control its employees' behavior while they are not on the job?View Full Posting Details