Jeanette Mulvey, BusinessNewsDaily Managing Editor wrote an article on June 27, 2011 entitled: “Mind Your Business: What Your Boss Doesn’t Know (Yet)” slanted toward baby boomer bosses. To those of us who called the Yellow Pages social media when we first started in management, she calls out. And here is her plea: “Social media and Web 2.0, along with mobile technologies, have created a whole new world of work.” She continues to say “Managers and business owners, in particular, are going to have to accept that the times are indeed a-changin’.”
Deal with the following points she makes –
All of your employees are working for themselves, not you nor your company, in the age of social media. They are out to promote themselves in case they ever need another job, which seems inevitable.
Michael comment: Everyone is out for themselves since corporations let people down when the bottom line became more important than anything else. So loyalty jumped out the window along with it.
Working from home has become inevitable
Michael comment: Heck, I have been doing so since 1981 except for a few years when I was a sales manager/sales person.
Please, please do not “..expect your employees to use social media and the Internet as part of their job without having personal exchanges, too.” You will have to measure them on total performance. Also: “…what a job candidate knows how to do is far less important than how they do it.”