Cellphones And Social Media Essay

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Today’s diverse communication technologies have given the working community a whole host of ways they can communicate effectively. In addition to writing letters, making phone calls and meeting face-to-face, today’s business people can send text messages, leave social media posts, send instant messages or email their recipients. Thus, employers need to draft policies that dictate how communication media should be used. For example, employers need to decide whether there is some information that should never be communicated via text message, such as firing or disciplinary action. Employers should also determine whether all communication media are appropriate for all audiences. Some employers may state that employees are not to text message …show more content…
Long before cellphones and social media, companies had policies regarding the amount of personal communication employees could engage in on company time. When it was appropriate to contact management after hours, and whether letters or phone calls should be used to deliver certain information. In the digital age however, technology has greatly affected many workplace communication policies. While cellphones can be great tools for business, allowing employees to stay in touch with management and each other throughout the day, no matter where they are they can also be distracting and even disturbing. Not only do loud talkers, buzzing phones and in meeting texting threaten productivity, they can also be downright dangerous because of texting while driving and cellphone cameras that can easily take and share photos of private documents. Then there’s the issue of cost of apps and ringtones on company phones. So employers writing communication policies need to think outside the phone component of the …show more content…
Specifically, it includes 64 million Millennials (ages 18-34), 82 million generation X (ages 35-50), and 55 million baby boomers (ages 51-69). (http;//unfonline.ufl.edu/info-graphics) with this in mind, certain positive and negative traits characterize the Millennial generation.one the positive side, about 80 percent of Millennials is technologically adept because they have grown up interacting with computers, smartphones, tablets, and access to broadband Internet. On the negative side, Millennials have a slew of negative traits that employers may find disturbing or hard to accommodate. To start, 80 percent tend to be more narcissistic compared to older compatriots in the workplace. What’s more, a large number of Millennials changing jobs within the first three years, meaning they are hard to recruit and retain as employees. Given their narcissistic and nomadic employability tendencies, 30 percent of people in this age group require intense management to be

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