Monday, July 25, 2011

Boss Be-'Friend' You On Facebook? Accept or not.

56% of Americans think it is irresponsible to ‘Friend’ your boss on Facebook while 62% of bosses agree it is wrong to befriend an employee, and that is according a survey conducted by Liberty Mutual’s Responsibility Project.
Moreover, 73% think it is not allowed to check Facebook during work hours but 66% say that checking personal e-mail is fine. Tweeting at work is irresponsible said by 72% of the respondents and 79% said the watching online videos is wrong.
Other interesting findings include a fairly even split on whether companies are ethically in clear when using social media profiles to assess job candidates: 52% think it’s appropriate with 48% dissenting. 60% said it is perfectly fine to un-friend an ex after breakup. Also, 75% of the respondents feel that it is egoistical and waste of time to build Facebook profile for a pet.
A 1000 respondents helped realized the above results. Though small in number, it uncovers some interesting issues for work and social media.

Share your thoughts. Is it fine to befriend your boss or employees at work? How does it become appropriate or not?

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