But another thing you should know about me, which I sure won come as a surprise, is that I a bargain hunter. I don know about you, but I don have a couple hundred dollars to drop on sunglasses, let alone even $50. All of the sunnies that I buy are under $15 so when I find a pair of high end sunglasses that I fall in love with, you best believe I do my research and find a great dupe instead..
So I knew that these sunglasses probably have a markup of anywhere between 100% and 300%. What surprised me more was that this iCare specialist was located in a small country town of about 5,000. Obviously there was a market for these type of sunglasses and frames and that people were willing to pay the prices asked for..
Next comes “a tie in with a couple of local opticians,” says Shields. “Hopefully, after a consultation, a woman will say, ‘Wonderful. Now I know to walk in and ask for brushed instead of shiny gold.’ She’s getting prepared to make a wiser choice. Does the use of social media in the workplace benefit organizations and educational institutions and help productivity or hamper productivity? That’s a question many leaders and educators are debating in organizations, even while students and employees immerse themselves in social media for both personal and business purposes.” How much work can ‘hyper socializing’ employees really accomplish if they are holding multiple conversations with others via text messaging or obsessively checking social networking sites?” That’s a question that John Agno in his Leadership Blog, recently asked.His reply was, “They can accomplish a great deal in today’s 24/7 virtual environment. The Gen Xs and Ys have a gift for multitasking (because they have integrated technology into their lives) and now have the ability to remain connected to each other and thus serve themselves and their employers well.”Jeffrey Zaslow in the Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2009, says, “Because so many people in their teens and early 20s are in this constant whir of socializing accessible to each other every minute of the day via cell phone, instant messaging and social networking Web sites there are a host of new questions that need to be addressed in schools, in the workplace and at home. Chief among them: How much work can ‘hyper socializing’ students or employees really accomplish if they are holding multiple conversations with friends via text messaging, or are obsessively checking Facebook?”Let’s take look at the arguments against the presence of social media in the workplace and our educational institutions.