The way that we connect and communicate on facebook seems to be the new norm. Rhink about moods, emojis, photos, broad sharing and the list goes on. At the mid point of 2016 facebook had 1.7 billion monthly active users according to Statista.com. That is from a global population of 7.4 billion as at March this year. Impressive stats.
Facebook provides amazing access and connection. Yet it also creates potential problems in the workplace.
There is nothinf wrong with facebook – typed by a woman who has an active profile and manages several facebook pages for both business and hobby purposes. The point of this blog is to remind us that communication and interaction is a human pursuit and needs to occur on and offline to be fully effective.
Workplaces blend technology and face to face interactions and we need to possess and keep developing our skills in both formats. The ease with which we can access all social media seems to be lulling us into a false sense that things are ok and that we are connected with each other when the opposite may actually be occurring.