Social media offers a way to connect you with your friends, family members, and potential business partners/clients. No matter if you are sitting with them or you are living across the country. There are a number of social media sites that have gained the interest of the consumers especially the people who love social media. All these sites include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many others. Among all, the most famous and easy to use is Facebook. It allows the people to make their profiles and share it with their friends and family members. For more on myself feel free to take a look at this recent interview I took part in.
Although social media sites are used by people of all ages either you are a high school student, a college student or a professional. In some institutes, joining social media sites are very important to get daily updates and news. On the other hand, some people join it for their own sake especially to increase their social media circle. Following are some of the social media pitfalls of the professional life:
One of the important and considerable pitfalls of using social media sites is that it distracts people from their daily activities. The people who are fond of using social media show their interest in using these sites as a result they are distracted from their professional duties. This causes low performance from employees and it ultimately has a negative impact on their career. If the performance of the employees continuously lowers due to distraction, upper management may fire them. So be warned! Put down the phone get off the sites and do the work that is expected of you.
2. Social life is not professional life
Although, social media is the best way these days to connect with people, in some cases social media can be highly criticising. You should try and seperateall your personal and professional activities on social media. You should avoid sharing all your personal activities and memories on social media if they are detrimental to how you want to be perceived by your employer.
It is up to the Human Resource Management of a company either to allow the employees to use social media sites or not. If the overall staff of the company is using social media then employees should deal with it carefully. For example, if HRM gives a positive review about an employee’s social media, it can be a very good thing. If they give a negative review about the employee’s social media, it could be highly detrimental to how the company continues to perceive that employee and may even cause them to change their opinion of you.
4. Time deviation
Time is the deciding factor for some companies on how they pay their employees. Honesty is the only policy when it comes to achieving success. If you are not honest with your company and don’t provide productive work in the allotted amount of hours, then how will you achieve success. There are also some employees who spend their time on social media rather than getting to work. This not only lowers their performance but also lowers the performance and productivity of the company.
There are many pitfalls of using social media during professional time. If you want to be successful and land a promotion, then you have to work hard and this can only be achieved if you avoid distractions. Feel free to learn more about my business aspirations and philosophy with this recent press release!