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The Usage Of Social Media While Managing A Project

Social media spark a revelation that we, the people, have a voice, and through the democratization of content and ideas we can once again unite around common passions, inspire movements, and ignite change. ― Brian Solis

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s a project manager, you are probably always on the hunt for an easier way to keep up with everyone below you and to make sure the project is done by its due date. Well, if you haven’t thought about using social media sites as a way of management, you might want to think about it. Social media sites are free and have plenty of tools that you can take advantage of. Let’s review some ways that social media will be able to help you manage a project.
 

Communication Between Everyone on the Project

Communication Between Everyone on the Project

Communication Between Everyone on the Project

Communication between the people who are working on the project is key to finishing it on time. Since social media site is all about connecting with others and communicating, you will have no problem keeping in touch with everyone on your team. You can set up chats for multiple people at a time, have meetings, and can even video chat with some of them. Take advantage of these tools and make sure everyone is updated at all times.
 

Share Files

Share Files

Share Files

You can use social media sites to easily throw files back and forth as needed between the people who are in the project. You can even just post the files in one area for everyone to access if they need it. Depending on what type of project you are managing, there could be hundreds or even thousands of files being made, so it is important to be able to manage them and transfer them as easy as possible.


 

News Feed usage

News Feed

News Feed

A lot of social media sites have news feeds to update everyone about what is happening. You and your team can use this to keep everyone updated of what exactly is happening throughout the project. The news feed is time stamped, so if someone has something due, and they post about it, you know it’s finished. There are plenty of ways that the news feed can be taken advantage of, but the most important part is to have a way to talk to everyone at once. If any changes or announcements happen, you can easily post one message for everyone in your team to read.
 

Using Social Media Followers to Test Content

Social Media Followers

Social Media Followers

A lot of companies are starting to allow their social media followers have access to content to help test it out. For example, if your project is to create an application for a smart phone, then you could give access to a limited amount of people to help find new bugs and get some fresh feedback about the application. It helps the company make a better product and it gives the social media followers a reason to keep following. This might only work for certain projects, but it has proven to be successful.
 

Choosing the Right Social Media Site

Social Media Site

Social Media Site

Another great thing about using social media is that there are so many different social media sites that you can take advantage of. There are professional, personal, small, large, and anything else you can think of type of sites. So it doesn’t matter what kind of project or team you have, social media can be your answer.
There are plenty of other benefits that come along with using social media sites, but these are just some that will be able to assist you with managing your project and the team that you are working with. While some managers might never even think about using social media sites or have other programs that they use, you should at least give it a try because it can drastically improve your performance.
 
Nesslyn Aquino

Ness is a writer for *MakeAWebsite* http://www.make-a-web-site.com – an independent hosting review site. Check out their website for reviews http://www.make-a-web-site.com/web-hosting-hub-reviews on some of the most popular web hosting companies today.

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