Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Account Coordinator, Gen-Y, MSVU PR Grad, Mohawk College Journalism, New Media, Enabler
@sjogborn If it gives you pause... pause. ;)
Even though your views are your own that doesn't offer much security for your organization.
3 years, 9 months ago on Having a social media policy is no longer optional
I'm putting a few finishing touches on the 3rd draft of a policy I'm writing and I've found that, in many cases, organizations aren't making their guidelines or policies explicit enough. Many social media references I've read have cautioned against having do's and don't in their guidelines or policies because it doesn't cater to your Gen-Y's needs, however that goes against everything a 'policy' is and increases the risk of your organization dealing with placenta pictures.
In my experience, it's better to be explicit rather than vague in your policies or guidelines. They are in place to mitigate risk not to show off what a fun and liberal workplace you have.