Who should draw up your social networking policy?

The group at the table should include senior representatives of a wide range of departments, says InformationWeek.

Are you hoping to avoid being embarrassed by a sex-blogging employee or a worker who fantasizes on Facebook that your building might collapse in an earthquake?

Precisely. Which is why you need a social networking policy, says InformationWeek. The question, though, is who should draw it up?

“Your organization needs a social networking policy, both for protection and to provide guidelines on the most effective ways to use social media,” InformationWeek advises. “But the policy itself won’t do its job unless the right people are at the table when developing it.”

InformationWeek highlights the social computing policy at IBM, which, it says, is ongoing and involves senior representatives from throughout the company. IBM includes its chief privacy officer, the CFO’s office (to evaluate financial risk and opportunities) and top-ranking HR leaders.

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