Thursday, October 1, 2009

Océ's Social Media Guidelines

Recently Luis Suarez pointed to this nice overview of the different social media policies companies have (- Thanks Luis!). It's nice also from the perspective that it shows which and how many companies are taking social media seriously.

However, Océ's social media policy hasn't been shared yet... We'll here it is! As you may notice our policy has been inspired by IBM's. So, thanks for leading us IBM!

Océ Social Computing Guidelines

  1. Océ encourages all employees to communicate open and transparent, for the benefit of Océ, your colleagues worldwide and yourself. With regards to participation in social media on behalf of Océ, it is required to obtain management approval in advance and to focus your contributions on topics related to your position.
  2. Every Océ employee has signed a contract with Océ. Act according to the guidelines provided in this contract. These guidelines also apply when communicating on-line.
  3. Every employee is personally responsible for the content they publish on blogs, wikis or any other form of user-generated media internally and externally.
  4. Identify yourself- name and, when relevant, role at Océ, when you discuss Océ or Océ related matter externally and write in the first person. You must make it clear that you are speaking for yourself and not on behalf of Océ. You can use a disclaimer such as: the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent Océ’s position, strategies or opinions.
  5. Respect copyright, fair use and financial disclosure laws.
  6. Don’t provide any confidential information or information that is meant to be private or confidential to Océ.
  7. Don’t cite or refer to clients, partners, colleagues or suppliers without their approval.
  8. Respect your audience. Don’t engage in any conduct that would not be acceptable in Océ’s workplaces.
  9. Try to add value. Provide worthwhile information and perspective.
    Oce’s brand is best represented by its people and what you publish will reflect on Oce’s brand, your colleagues and yourself.
  10. Don’t talk about our competitors.
  11. Stop publishing if your manager says so.

Well, that's it. What do you think? Like it?

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