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Topic Title: E&T magazine - Debate - Social media in the workplace
Topic Summary: Does the use of social media software provide benefits to the corporate culture?
Created On: 23 May 2012 10:19 AM
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 23 May 2012 10:19 AM
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jpwilson

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Social media software provides real benefit to the corporate culture.

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Social media software provides no real benefit to the corporate culture.
 28 May 2012 07:10 PM
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pquinta

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I think the key point is that social media simply provides another avenue for people in organisations to communicate. In itself, I don't believe it can change corporate culture. Leaders and managers, employees, processes, benefits and reward systems, values and beliefs all contribute to corporate culture. In and of itself, social media impacts the manner in which we communicate, not what we communicate, or what we believe.
 05 July 2012 04:57 PM
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rodfarley

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I have retired for about 18 months now, but the company I was with for 40 years refused to allow social media outside of the company. We had our internal systems, which reduced costs by using Same Time and emailing, but Facebook and Twitter and systems like these tend to distract employees and end up with comments that should not be put into the world. Limited use of these systems can be positive, but once into using them too many people go over the top and spend far too much time, impacting on their work performance.
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