The title may sound a little simple and asking "so what?" Yes we all know that social media is here to stay, we all know that it's used all the time, literally! But what are you asking here? Work and social media? Ok...
Well then let's get to the point. What place has social media at the workplace?
Firstly, social media is a platform for communication agreed? Amongst the many other forms of communications like letters, email, phone, in person, text message, social media is basically a form of communication that enables the user to share information and learn about about other people are doing, saying or experiencing. Typically this is in the form of pictures and words.
The communication is usally about something that's on your mind" or where you're at or what you are doing. Rarely do we find people sharing about their work life other than in a commercial sense, which is again is usally in the form of pictures or words or a combination.
If i have an opinion on a subject i would not use social media to describe my feeling as the channel is limited and it also opens it up to a response. Making a statement about something is somewhat coarse and sums up my social behavior. I dont think i could ever in a single post fully describe my feeling so it is better for to refrain from doing so. this leads to frustration.
Too many times I've sat with people who look in the rear view mirror of life or way too far ahead.
Being in the moment takes practice. Looking back and into the future are not realities. Not taking away that those views, perspectives, or thoughts matter, they do. However the road you're on now, is the most important right now.
The tools, the skills, the people, the direction, all necessary to be focused, safe and productive in the NOW!