Celebrate Social Media Day At Work To Enhance Your Workplace Wellness

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Published on 17 June, 2022

June 30 is celebrated as Social Media Day to appreciate the contributions of social media in our lives.

Social media has changed the entire working scenario of the world today. From students posting on Facebook/Instagram, employees and CEOs on LinkedIn to Politicians on Twitter, social media has become the hype of the century.

About 82 percent of employees believe that social media can enhance work relationships, and 60 percent consider it can improve their decision-making. In simple words, social media has become imperative.

What Is Social Media Day?

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Social Media Day was started on June 30, 2010. It aims to celebrate how social media has altered our lives with faster communication and interaction from any corner of the world. Mashable created social media day to integrate ideologies, cultures, and movements to cherish the coming together of people in a healthy way.

Social media has brought people closer, especially during Covid-19, making our indoor survival easier. Every day social media is assisting, connecting people, and easing businesses worldwide in a no-frills and swift way. It has made organizational work more convenient over the years.

According to LinkedIn, 100% of the top tech companies share updates on the network while encouraging employees to post as well. It is also found that employees from leading tech brands in the UK, Finland, and Germany, who are using social media are more creative, collaborative, and productive.

The Rise Of Social media Platforms And Modern-day Business

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The first trendy social media platform was Friendster in 2002. It allowed people to make new friends safely and had over a hundred million users, most of whom were from Asia. then came LinkedIn in 2003, which became the first business-focused social media platform to be launched. MySpace was launched in 2004, the same year as Facebook, but it saw much greater success than Mark Zuckerberg's invention.

YouTube launched its website dedicated to video in 2005, and Twitter followed with its limited characters platform in 2006. Instagram was launched in 2010 as a photo, and video-sharing app developed by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and later acquired by Facebook.

As you can see, social media has evolved over the years, making it easier for organizations to network with businesses or find influencers. Social media at work allows everyone to enjoy, share feelings, find new opportunities, build connections, etc.
Besides, the positive utilization of social media platforms can help you transform your life and career, and maybe it will help you create another beautiful story.

Also, Social media has a big role to play in your organizational growth, especially in digital marketing. Organizations have realized the value of social media for uniting with customers, selling their products, and updating users' problems sufficiently.

It can also help employees focus on social collaboration within the company. Accordingly to a study, employees who use social media to interact with their colleagues tend to be more motivated and often come up with innovative ideas at work.

Also Read: 8 Ways To Help Employees Unwind On National Relaxation Day

6 Cool Ways For Employees To Make Your Social Media Day Worth

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So what's the best way to celebrate Social Media Day at work? The answer is pretty obvious! Start with hashtags(#socialmediaday/#sm), upload pictures with notes, and post them. You won't be the only person, as social media is unfurling like wildfire these days.

You can upload photos or stories of your journey and how it is helping your career and professional profile. Tag your co-workers/friends from the workplace, outside, or someone you met through social media platforms. Let your network know your growth and stories.

1.Post your professional journey, like how you started your business on social media.
2. Share about your favorite meetings on social media and accounts that you like the most and follow. Look for new connections, observe communications, reposts, mutual support at comments/posts, etc.
3. Express your shortcomings, or if you want to spill about the difficulties you faced to lighten your heart. It will help you release stress, anxiety, and related conditions (sharing always makes you feel better).
4. Post gratitude posts and pictures with your co-workers/employees that hold special memories like office outings, lunch, parties, etc.
5. Share about your brand's performance over the past year, and include interesting data about the company's growth over the year.
6. Last but not least, share memes following the #smd or #socialmediaday at work.

Also Read: 13 Tips To Celebrate National Day Of Unplugging 2022

Facts :

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According to National today,

  • 3.5 billion – The number of people using social media.
  • 68% – The proportion of U.S. adults who use Facebook.
  • 3 hours – Time spent by an average person each day on social media or messaging
  • 500 million – The number of people using Instagram Stories each day.
  • 60 billion – WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger messages sent each day.
  • 35 minutes – The average user spends on Facebook each day.
  • 270 million – The estimated number of fake Facebook profiles.
  • 707 – Number of followers an average Twitter user has.
  • 300 hours – Video footage uploaded to YouTube every minute.
  • 95 million – photos uploaded on Instagram each day.

Social media can benefit therapists and psychiatrists. Also, people who need help from them. Mental health professionals are increasingly using social networking platforms to collect data that can be used in research and connect with other online professionals.

10 Benefits of Celebrating #Socialmediaday At The Workplace

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You can celebrate #smd free of cost; all you have to do is post. You only need a little time and goodwill to post, share, and explore. And if you are still wondering what benefits it will bring, here are a few.

  1. Celebrating this day is a way to express your gratitude for greater things in life.
  2. Practicing gratitude improves your emotional agility and spiritual wellness.
  3. It will allow employees to take a mental break, and taking an occasional mental break must be encouraged.
  4. Employees can strengthen professional relationships with people outside the company.
  5. It Builds and maintains a stronger co-worker relationship, leading to more cohesive and productive work teams.
  6. It enhances knowledge, information, skills, and proficiency and improves intellectual wellness.
  7. It Improves employee recognition and engagement.
  8. It can inspire good lifestyle choice and healthy behavior.
  9. Social media offers a safe space for people to express themselves and reveal their personal experiences with mental illness. So it will allow you to express yourself freely without the fear of getting stigmatized.
  10. Also, it boosts behavioral health by enhancing your positive emotions.

The findings suggest that as long as we are mindful users, routine use may not in itself be a problem. Indeed, it could be beneficial.
– Harvard study

Bottom Line

It is found that only 72 percent of companies are using social media, and most are not using it to its maximum potential. Companies that fully execute social media use (including an internal social media site) could enhance employee productivity by 20 to 25 percent.

A positive work environment is important to leading a healthy workforce. Businesses can thrive if employers help employees with emotional, mental, and intellectual wellness. They must be inspired to do engaging activities on networking platforms and make it a positive habit. For companies, failing to do so could mean missing out on the best talent these generations offer.

So, does your company encourage you to use social media platforms? Has your company tracked its impact on employee health and wellness? If not, start with this #socialmediaday.

This article is written by Parismita Goswami who is a content writer and marketer at Vantage Circle. A feverish poet and cinephile with an intense taste for music, specifically rock, she has the heart of an explorer, learner, and is a lover of the Himalayas. To get in touch, reach out to editor@vantagecircle.com

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