Setting Boundaries for Social Networking in the Workplace

October 18, 2010Articles FastCasual.com

With each passing day, social networking becomes further ingrained in our personal and work lives. The benefits of social networking in the workplace can be significant as it brings together distant locations, serves as a cost efficient recruiting and marketing tool, and provides access to vast amounts of information and people. Unfortunately, the dangers of social networking can also be equally daunting. Information exists in “real time” and can never be erased, there is little privacy, it is very difficult to monitor and track, and it is an easy risk to the integrity of intellectual property and confidential information. The trick for restaurant owners is to balance these often competing interests.

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