It irritates me when I hear Twitter, Facebook et al, blamed for the loss of productivity and foot in mouth faux pas by employees. That inevitably leads to the discussion regarding banning the networks from the workplace or the introduction of a lengthy social media policy within the business. Stop blaming the tools – it’s the people using them.
In the following video, Kacper Gradoń talks about the effects of (anti)social media and smartphones at a TEDxFulbrightWarsaw meeting. He points out how especially smartphones and social media impact our society. New technology influences us on all levels, personal, friends, and family, and society in general.
Extra Thick Crust, Hold the Common Sense
As Scott Stratton (@unmarketing) put it at Jobsite’s FreshThinking seminar, “Stop hiring morons”. That may seem a little harsh, but let’s look at an example.
Dominos staff filmed themselves doing disgusting things to food in the kitchen before serving up to customers. They posted it on Youtube and were promptly fired and arrested for their endeavors. That wasn’t Youtube’s fault, it was the morons messing with the pizza.
Every time something like this happens, I just shake my head. Didn’t it occur to them that sharing this publicly meant it wasn’t going to end well for them? It’s common sense. Well, for most of us.Read More