It wasn’t long ago that employers were trying to figure out how to forbid staff from accessing their social networking profiles while at work. Just three years ago, when I worked as a producer for a reality TV production company, the HR Director released a note to all staff: Use of IM during the workday is grounds for termination. Period. Wow, I thought then.
The missive was even more striking when I left TV to join Internet behemoth Yahoo–where we were essentially required to use IM for all points of communication (I won’t go into how that temporarily stunted my communication style, but suffice to say, I started saying OMG aloud in the course of normal conversations and I’ve never been the same since). Continue reading “Content sharing in the workplace”