Facing Social Media
Running Time: 9 minutes ≡ Closed-Captioned
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Carol is concerned about excessive use of Facebook and Twitter at work, and initiates a social media policy, which Serena has observed is missing. Sam presents the new social media policy for the office, and they discuss inappropriate use. At the same time Michael’s personal use of a dating app in the meeting triggers an embarrassing argument.
Carol and Marcus discuss with Casey her excessive use of social media in the workplace. After Marcus tells Carol he found Tammy on Facebook, Carol suggests they develop a workplace social media policy. Serena then arrives and tells Marcus he must develop and implement a social media policy immediately. Sam presents the proposed social media policy for the office, with an emphasis on the distinction between personal and professional social media usage.
Marcus emphasizes the importance of professionalism in the use of social media and the team in turn express their differing views. There are clearly contrasting views within the team as to the use of personal social media in the workplace and Serena and Marcus agree to discuss it further at a later time.
Facing Social Media Program Highlights:
- Don’t just complain about social media
- INSTEAD: Discuss impact on workplace
- Don’t make rules no one respects
- INSTEAD: Agree what’s best for business
- Don’t waste work time on personal media
- INSTEAD:Focus on professional social media
- Don’t exploit private knowledge of others
- INSTEAD: Respect privacy and agree what’s public
Social media is growing out of control. Finding opportunities is within our control.
- Facing Social Media DVD (9 Minutes)
- Support Materials on each DVD:
- Discussion Questions
- PowerPoint Slides
Part of the Cutting Edge Communication series!
This program is part of the Cutting Edge Communication series which is a powerful training series on hot topics everyone can enjoy. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone. The series follows ten characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will shock, amaze and entertain you, while at the same time teaching some important lessons in human interaction, in a way you won't forget!
WARNING - These videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. They are contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven TV style comedies that take a new approach to reaching today's learners. By laughing, discussing, sharing outrage, reacting to the behaviors on screen, we can use these strong feelings and thoughts to develop a clearer shared view of how we want to behave, how we manage these situations, and how we want our team to behave and respond.
Whilst some people find them insensitive or outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and users have found them refreshing, stimulating and great for getting energy and enthusiasm back into learning.