A Reprint on Social Media Rules…

I posted this blog last week on the Healthcare Informatics Website on the rules around using social media for non work-related activities by the employee. Love to get some feedback! I know Gwen will have a comment (bring it on G)  – but I would like to hear from others as well to get some feedback on my post.

So… What do you think? Can I hear from the Gen-Y and the Gen-X contingent? I guess my perspective is somewhat focused from an employer standpoint (OK it is) but there is a definite perspective for one that is writing the check for payroll every two weeks.

That would be just awesome.

C’mon – give me your best shot!

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Tim Tolan

Tim Tolan is the Senior Partner of the Healthcare IT and Services Practice of Sanford Rose Associates. He has conducted searches for CEOs, presidents, senior vice presidents, vice presidents of business development, product development and sales. Tim is also the co-author of "The CEO’s Guide to Talent Acquisition – Finding Talent Your Competitors Overlook," available on Amazon.


  • Just read your post. Wow, Tim. . . how do you really feel? Be careful what you ask for – I left the feedback you requested! Interested to know how everyone else feels about this (touchy) topic!

  • I agree with your sentiments. Utilizing Twitter, Linkedin and other forms of social media can be a fantastic way to market yourself, your company and make business related connections. There is no reason to be “hanging out” on Facebook or Myspace and chatting with your friends during work hours. However there are ALL sorts of other nasty time wasters I’ve seen committed in the workplace, here is a short list of my favorites:
    *Playing computer games
    *Viewing Videos on YouTube
    *chatting at the water cooler at 1pm, finishing the conversation you started over lunch at the local Panera
    *sharing pictures of your wedding, puppy, children etc with everyone on your business email list
    *painting ones nails
    *shopping online
    *browsing through the avon catalog
    Lets be honest… no one is spending 100% of their day focused on details of their job. As long as your productivity is high, your goals are being met & exceeded… the occasional mental break is probably pretty harmless.

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