In Charlene Li’s book, Open Leadership, she indicates that it’s critical for organizations (and individuals) to establish parameters for transparency on social media. Guidelines need to be established indicating what organizations will be open about, to what degree, etc.
There are number of questions to ask yourself before posting on social media:
Will my comments or conversations leave a positive impression?
Could there be legal risks surrounding the content I’ve shared?
How would the content be viewed by staff, customers, friends, etc?
Am I willing to live with the outcomes – both positive and negative?
While open discussion is crucial on social media, it’s always best to think before you post.
What do you think? Should you be completely open on social media or is there is a limit?