Does Social Media Belong in the Workplace?
Have you wrestled with the issue of how much social media use is appropriate in the workplace? A friend of mine switched from a regular cell phone to a smartphone so she could access her social media sites because her employer had the sites blocked on company computers. In other words, people will find a way to make the connections they feel are necessary, in spite of, or in harmony with company rules.
The lines are becoming blurred between personal and professional relationships as we connect with family, friends, colleagues, and their connections, in cyberspace. So much of the accounting business is about referrals and word-of-mouth recommendations. It's time to look at social media tools as the next step in building and maintaining business relationships.
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.