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Hire grown-ups and you don’t need a Facebook policy

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Jay Shepherd has a great fantasy dialogue about corporate policies.  On one hand we have a company boss that announces the company doesn’t have and never will have a Facebook policy.  On the other hand, we have a worker bee who’s a little slow on the uptake:  A Facebook policy for grown-ups.

Why no policy? The company hired grown-ups and expects them to act like grown-ups.

The conclusion to the post – there’s no policy against being really, really stupid.  But if you are, you will get fired.

The fact that you’re thinking [of doing something incredibly stupid] means we probably shouldn’t have hired you in the first place.

But there’s no policy against it.

Now you’re catching on. That’s right: there’s no policy against it. We know you’re a grown-up and we trust that you’ll be professional and respectful of others. If our trust was misplaced, we’ll fix that.

The challenge is there are lots of people in grown-up bodies who are clueless about being a grown-up.  You and I see that all the time.  If those people work in your organization, you might have to change where they work.

Check out Mr. Shepherd’s post.

Written by Jim Ulvog

February 25, 2012, 10:53 am at 10:53 am

Posted in Social media

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