Social Media Strategies for Better Work-Life Engagement: Boundary Management in Cyberspace
Revealing aspects of your personal life at work can impact your respect and likability, both of which affect motivation and engagement levels, and consequently future hireability and promotability. However, how much you choose to disclose about yourself at work is made more complicated by today's blurred social media realities, as the author's research on the topic reveals. When people feel pressured to share personal lives, or at least don't feel in full control of their disclosures, their engagement, motivation and sense of belonging can be lower. This article suggests the key steps and strategies to follow in order to harness the power of social media and avoid the potential pitfalls when managing the boundaries between personal and professional lives in cyberspace.