Friday, December 7, 2012

Links You Can Use: December 3-7

This week, we watch as big companies like Netflix struggle with unprecedented issues when using social media. In other news, learn how to conduct more productive meetings, how to get people to do things they don't want to do, and survive the holiday season.

And to end on a bright note: if divorced spouses can run a business together, then there's hope for the rest of us who work and interact together!

It's often a great idea to promote public awareness of company milestones and achievements using a strong business social media strategy. However, it's not so great if the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) views it as a violation of public disclosure regulations. In July, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings boasted on the company's Facebook page that "Netflix monthly viewing exceeded 1 billion hours for the first time ever in June." The SEC issued their warning just this week. (CNBC)

We've talked before about how to influence people, but what if someone really doesn't want to do something? The key, according to one blogger, is to create three conditions for "better behavioral design." (Lifehacker)

Sometimes, a meeting can feel like an unproductive distraction from "real work." Nevertheless, team communication is essential and here are five simple guidelines for improving meetings at work. (Business2Community)

Think you have a rough time getting along with someone at work? As it turns out, even divorced couples can get over their issues and run a business together. (New York Times)

In last week's Links You Can Use, we talked about how your organization can take steps to reduce holiday stress in the workplace. This week, here are five tips you can use for yourself to feel "zen" during the year-end festivities. (Forbes)

* The opinions expressed at these linked websites do not reflect the opinions of Harris, Rothenberg International, Inc. (HRI). HRI is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information reflected on these sites.

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