Self-Management and Social Media


Management in all business and human organization activity is simply the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives.  

Management comprises:

“Planning, organizing, staffing, leading, directing, facilitating and controlling or manipulating an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal.  Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources.”  -Wikipedia

Your social media use may also require management. I have tried to manage my virtual identity within the various groups I belong to such as blog or groups on Facebook or Linkedin.  Let me share with you few of my steps to manage/ organize myself.

1. I first categorized various work areas related to me not only in work place but also related to my other activities.  I categorized my online work according to different groups:

  • Socializing  groups
  • Business Groups
  • Knowledge Sharing groups

(Note:  never mix them with each other or it may have serious after effects)

2. Then for each group I mention tasks I must perform, their date of completion, and their status and priority.  These are all noted in a tabular format

This is very important as you need to maintain your presence in your social media groups.  If your virtual presence is business-related then I suggest you plan out your strategy to attract the exact kind of group to your profile.

3. Then I maintain separate spread sheets (excel , MIS or any thing you find easy to use)   to note down important point or suggestion related to your respective group, which may help you in future.

  2 comments for “Self-Management and Social Media

  1. January 24, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Rahul, I think the serious management of one’s social media profiles that you outline is going to become increasingly common-place for business people.

  2. January 25, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Thats very true Chris,

    You can realize importance of managing one’s virtual identity when in online business. As it connects to your reputation among your clients. Which may have significant impact on your Business.

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