The rise of social media has impacted society and culture, including the workplace, in profound ways. By revolutionizing the way people communicate and socialize, social media offers many opportunities and benefits to individuals and to organizations. It also raises many challenging ethical and legal issues, including use of business resources, conflicts among personal, professional and business interests, and other questionable posts. Practical guidance can help individuals to manage these risks.

Objectives:

  • List the benefits of social media in society
  • Define the risks of social media as a communications tool
  • Identify how social media can affect use of business resources
  • Identify how social media can involve misuse of intellectual property
  • Identify how social media can lead to conflicts of interest among personal, professional and employment responsibilities
  • Identity the types of questionable posts that can be put onto social media and the risks they create

DURATION: 25 min, 10 min, 8 min, 5 min
AUDIENCE: All employees

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