“Ugh, you won’t BELIEVE what my boss just did!”
In addition to instead of complaining to their significant others, BFFs and pets, some employees are now turning to social media to vocalize their work-related opinions, reactions or even frustrations in the hopes that it will spark change.
You may have heard about the flurry of Twitter activity surrounding Mozilla’s new CEO, as some employees took to Twitter to voice their opinions about his 2008 decision to donate to California’s Proposition 8 ballot banning gay marriage, and even called for his resignation.
Here are a handful of examples.
— Chris McAvoy (@chmcavoy) March 27, 2014
— Chloe Varelidi (@varelidi) March 27, 2014
— John Bevan (@bevangelist) March 27, 2014
Apparently it worked. The uproar since led to the CEO’s resignation.
Now, in the olden days (i.e., – a few years ago), such thoughts and complaints would have fallen on deaf ears.
But now it seems that Twitter in particular is serving as a way to spark change by banding together enough like-minded people and thus amplifying the messaging.
Tell us in the comments below what your experiences have been when it comes to employees having a voice on social media. Do you think this trend is a good thing, or do you think this type of unbridled freedom takes us all a step backwards?Related
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