Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

Risksof Social Media in the Workplace

Inthe recent past, the introduction of a plethora of social websiteshas substantially influenced the manner businesses are conducted. Thebenefits and drawbacks of the platforms come in equal measure.Consequently, potential investors intending to integrate thetechnology in the business should set rules and regulations thatwould in turn mitigate the negative effects while maximizing thepositive outcomes (Asad, 2014).


  1. Can the social media jeopardize workplace harmony in a business?

  2. Since the social media is an affordable and highly-effective one-on-one tool to reach to send out and receive direct feedbacks to the clients, what are the possible strategies entrepreneurs should mitigate the adverse effects?

Toan ordinary person, the social websites are crucial marketingoutlets. The quality assurance department can post and describe newproducts an organization has just launched to its loyal clients whohave liked or followed its page. Moreover, the clients cancommunicate to the marketing and quality assurance departs of therespective companies directly on the social media. However, anegative comment that may appear on the social media can damage thereputation of a cop any within a few hours. As such, the platformneeds to have restriction and a 24/7 professionals monitoring thenature of content client present to its clients. Presently, thewebsites restrict posts sent by clients until an administratorapproves that it contains no information that can spoil thereputation of the organization. Secondly, the administrator alsotracks the nature of messages their staff uploads online. Theoperation aims at ensuring that disgruntled employees do not sendinformation intended to taint the image of a company. Similarly,restriction of content sharing prevents unwarranted infringement ofrights by posting patent information (Asad, 2014).


Asad,M. (2014). Social Media and organizational culture: Chances,consequences, and opportunities for the internal communication inorganizations. Munich, Germany: GRIN Verlag.