I wrote a few weeks ago four reasons you don’t need a social media policy, but… if you really must do it, if your boss or in house lawyers are insisting… then you could do much worse than follow this example from ABC in Australia:
- Do not mix the professional and the personal in ways likely to bring the ABC into disrepute.
- Do not undermine your effectiveness at work.
- Do not imply ABC endorsement of your personal views.
- Do not disclose confidential information obtained through work.
Just four simple guidelines.
If only the tweeting doctors had considered first of these points.