A Question of Trust
David Meerman Scott has a great post about why it matters whether an employer lets you use social media at work. One sentence sums it up nicely: “When companies ban social networking, the best employees leave. They sense they are not trusted.”
So, if you’re an employer, here are a few questions for you:
- Are your employees getting their work done on time?
- Do you let your employees access social media sites at work?
- Do you let them check their personal e-mail?
- Will you find ways to incorporate regular telecommuting on at least a part-time basis?
If you answered “yes” to the first question and “no” to any of the others, then I have only one more question for you:
Why did you hire so many people you don’t trust?
Also, you may want to ask yourself if you’re really as good a boss as you think you are.
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