Social media is the future

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Social Media, friend or foe? Either way, it's the future so get over it. I’ve said this before, but social media is the future and you need to get used to social media being part of your work life.

It's expected there will be 2.5 billion social media users worldwide by 2018. Right now, 90% of adults age 18 – 29 are using social media.  More specifically one-third of all Millennials ( ie typically known as people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s) say it’s their preferred channel for communicating with businesses. Their habits are not going to change. What’s trending now is going to be normal later. And this is where your workforce comes from. Even if you can’t quantify, dollar for dollar, or even hire for hire, what the value of social is, at some point very soon, that’s all going to be a non-issue.

Social media allows us to be more agile, immediate, fluid, transparent, honest, candid. At the same time, it can be unfiltered, thoughtless and plain blockheaded. But more than anything else, social media and begin social is the way we exist. It’s far more than just posting on Face book or Instagram. It’s a currency of thought, and it’s the future of work.

What will it take for you to get your head round this idea? Do you need to work with others to better understand it or for them to do social media marketing for you, or doing you need to upskill. Learn about it, get used it it, one social media platform at a time? There are heaps of us coming to grips with it. Check out our website and see if we can steer you in the right direction. Sign up to our newsletter and we will help you and your business with MINDSET, LEARNING and COLLABORATION ideas. www.anywherebusinessnetwork.co.nz 

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Kerri Bainbridge

One half of the Anywhere Team NZ

Collaboration, Mindset, Learning

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