Social Media Roundup: Problem Solving in a Panic

Show your smarts by preparing a backup plan when work goes awry. Plus: How participating in a #tweetchat benefits your association.

Show your problem-solving smarts by preparing a backup plan when work goes awry. Plus: how participating in a #tweetchat benefits your association.

When someone slips up at work, all is not lost. Prove you can keep your cool by bringing your boss solutions. Tips on that and more in today’s Social Media Roundup.

The Good News About Bad News

Become a problem-solving pro: Being the bearer of bad news to your boss could actually be a blessing. While jumping into panic mode might be the default reaction when an office hiccup occurs, providing your superiors with a succinct, useful game plan instead can bring about benefits for both your company and your career. TalentCulture contributor Sarah Colomé recommends taking a proactive approach to reducing chaos. “Employers are looking for contributors who know how to think on their feet, adapt quickly, and communicate effectively,” Colomé writes. “If you reframe a work nightmare by offering timely, useful, well-researched solutions, you’ll demonstrate that you’re not only a smart thinker, but also a doer with management potential.” How do you deliver bad news in your office? (ht @ceVoke)

Tweeting and Meeting

Clutter control: Breaking free of your daily office routine to join a Twitter chat can prove beneficial if the conversation involves a subject important to your association. With so many off-topic tweets coming your way daily, Incline Marketing Services provides a guide to three chats involving the nonprofit sector—including the popular #assnchat tag. While Twitter chats are an easy way to network and simply say “hello” to like-minded individuals and associations, they also provide a space to express ideas and learn about new products and innovations in your line of work. What if your association or industry lacks a routine Twitter chat? No worries. Creating and moderating a discussion can help bring your community together and provide time for fun in the process. Pick a fresh hashtag, a date and time, a few topics, and promote. (ht @InclineMktg)

Have any hashtags to recommend? Let us know in the comments.


Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis

By Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis

Alexis Williams & Alexis Davis are contributors to Associations Now. MORE

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