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Excellent slideshare presentation by Gia Lyons, Strategic Consultant at Jive Software on Employees as Social Media Marketers . This presentation highlights how to effectively orchestrate Social Media use by employees, Do’s and Don’ts, internal guidelines for an organization and what software can help organize it all. Very relevant given the fact that many organizations are grappling with this issue currently. I think best way for organizations to deal with this issue is to educate employees about Do’s and Don’ts, have a “reasonable” Social Media usage guidelines and above all, have Trust and Confidence in employees to do the right thing.
It is not uncommon to see companies restricting (or even worse, banning) use of Social Networking sites by their employees. I don’t think that this is a step in the right direction.
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