Something I was thinking of, and also validated by John Popham (https://twitter.com/johnpopham ) this week, was the dominance of 'The Donald' on Twitter. Love or loath the cove, he will be sworn in as POTUS shortly, following a long line of characters from George Washington in 1789.
It's obvious that he is looking to negotiate that position using social media. Wow, social media has attained that importance. Dealing with Russia and China that way.
What is your organisation doing to leverage social media? Just ask yourself. Has social media come of age?
Are your management team on twitter and Linkedin? Is it 24 hour?
Are your repairs and housing officer team on twitter and Facebook? Do your residents know when your staff are on the scheme? Is it a problem that you share that? If you are trying your best, that need not be any issue, particularly if residents can share their issues.
Try to look at social media differently as this is the way to connect with many of your residents . I have got to say that everyone I work with in social housing gives me the impression, that they want to make the world a better place. I do too. If someone puts on my gravestone that I worked to make this world a little better for housing, that would make me very happy.
Applying more transparency via social media is a good thing. It connects us with our communities and helps us solve problems. We are in a sector up for the challenge, c'mon let's do it!
You can link with me on LinkedIn here - uk.linkedin.com/pub/tony-smith-bsc-hons-acih/a/979/351/ It would be great to connect
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