Thoughts on Leadership is the brain child of Paul Bridle. This is the place that Paul shares his monthly thoughts.

Being Connected

Posted: March 31st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is an interesting situation in the work place these days caused by the social networking sites.

The baby-boomer generation would socialize through associations and clubs after work or in the evenings. Associations like Round Table, Jaycees, Lions, etc. thrived on people’s need to be connected and to belong. Pubs and clubs also drew people to their establishments as a way to connect with like minded people.

The internet has created a whole new window for people to connect with one another. From major sites like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc. to privately held smaller sites that bring a small group together, they all provide the opportunity to connect in a different way.

The trouble is, the current generation see these as normal ways to communicate and stay in touch. They have never really known a time when this was not available to them. So they think of something and send a short message to their friend or colleague. The fact they are at work, does not even enter their heads.

Is this wrong? At first glance it could be considered as using company time for personal use and not for work. But recent research has shown that this assumption is not correct in every case.

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A Big Thank You & Welcome

Posted: March 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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