Recently, I noticed posts describing how some companies are banning TikTok in the workplace.
I was a little puzzled by the ban as it’s one of many social media platforms employees likely use while at work.
So, why TikTok?
Then I read an article on Forbes this week, which made some things come together. (You can read the full article here: How our TikTok feeds are disintegrating the structure of our workforce )
The author is saying that companies are banning TikTok as people are being influenced by others on the platform.
One example of such influence the author cites is the idea of quiet quitting.
Apparently, the term was first used by someone on TikTok, influencing thousands of others to follow the trend.
I find the idea of banning social media platforms in the workplace pointless. People will turn to it on their own time.
Banning TikTok in the workplace says employers see people sharing ideas, opinions and criticisms on TikTok as the problem.
Sharing is not the problem.
The problems are what people are taking to social media to discuss.
- They’re Quiet Quitting as they’re tired of working extensive hours they don’t get paid for.
- Sharing their salaries as they tire of trying to resolve the pay inequities.
- Not wanting to return to the office as they’ve proven they can be effective without spending hours commuting daily.
Like it or not, we now live in a world where people openly share details about their life. And, given how much time people spend working every week, they will also talk about their work experience.
The question for employers is whether you would be proud of what people would say about working for you.
Not sure what they’d say?
Then it’s time for a conversation to discover what people think.
You’ve got this.