Remember with social media, once it is out there, it is out there.... and it is out there for good......create your workplace social media policy.
When building a social media policy for your company, there are several aspects and guidelines to consider.
In order to prevent situations that can put a business at risk, a business should create a policy that outlines what is and is not acceptable us of social media in the workplace.
Some basic rules should be established first to give the policy some structure. Determine what the policy wants to accomplish and what can be done to make that happen. Once the basics have been established, you can move toward the specific points of the plan and form a policy that will benefit everyone involved.
Create a living document or policy that is always changing or revised. Many company policies are written and then shared with everyone, only to be filed away and left the same as the day it was written. But social media is one area where things are constantly changing, so your social media policy needs to change with it.
As new laws come into effect or new regulations are made, the rules of social media and information sharing should not remain stagnant. Keep this policy on the top of your to-do list, even if it has already been reviewed, because it will need to be checked often to ensure continuing accuracy.
"The beauty of social media is that it will point out your company’s flaws; but the key question is how quickly you address these flaws" Erik Qualman