Social media policies in the workplace

Social media policies in the workplace

 Social media is huge right now, and it can be tempting for anyone to take a peek during work hours. Some businesses don’t mind, and some do. It’s important to have clear policies in your company, so employees know what is and isn’t appropriate for social media use in the work place. Eliminating any gray areas is important for you and your employees.

There are so many options on how much you regulate social media use at work. From a strict ban to relaxed, anytime use, the deciding factor is the personality of your company. Policies that are too relaxed regarding this issue can cause problems with production and time management and can begin to put a strain on the efficiency of your business. A nice middle ground could be that employees can use work computers to check social media accounts during lunch and breaks.

Having a policy in place will help employees know what is and isn’t permitted and can prevent misunderstandings and stop you from having to constantly keep an eye out for overuse. Policies protect you and your employees and create clear understanding so that everyone can be on the same page.