Business

Critically evaluate the role of social media in the development and maintenance of relationships

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Your argument (thesis)
What will be your main argument in the essay?
social media as an alternative mode of communication, strengthens the interpersonal ‘many to many’ relationships in a workplace sitting.
Main Body
Section 1
Write a short statement of the main point to be made in this section:
Accessibility of Social Media between individuals
Show how you will develop/supportthis main point (include references to specific texts, page/paragraph numbers, etc.)
Social media is widely accessible to most individuals with access to the internet (TEXT 2. Par 4&5)
Connectivity rate is currently at rapid increase (Text 2) Par. 5
Accessible to people of all ages (DeJong, 2014) (Text 2) Par. 5
Section2
Write a short statement of the main point to be made in this section:
Social media as a form of communication TEXT2. Par. 4
Show how you will develop/support thismainpoint (include references to specific texts, page/paragraph numbers, etc.)
Social media enables communication between members of the workplace (Text 2) Par.4,12,13,14,15
Social media allows ‘one-to-many’ and ‘many-to-many’ communication (Poore, 2014) (Text 2) Par. 21
Sharing of information through the web (Text 2) Par. 15 (TEXT1) Par10
Alternative form of communication which does not compromise offline relationships (Text 3) Par 26

Section 3
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Importance of social media in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationship in the workplace Par 10
Show how you will develop/support thismainpoint (include references to specific texts, page/paragraph numbers, etc.)
It is about participation, collaboration, interactivity, community building, sharing, networking, creativity, distribution, flexibility, and

customisation (Poore, 2014) (Text 1) Par 21
Communication between workmates builds rapport (Text 2) Par. 7,23,24
Social media is a highly interactive form of communication to be used by workmates even after their working hours. (Text 5) Par.2,3
Allows non-formal or non-professional relationship (Fox, j. &Moreland, J.J (2015)) (Text 5) Par. 2,3
Section 4
Write a short statement of the main point to be made in this section:
Social media allows learning in the workplace Par. 15
Show how you will develop/support thismainpoint (include references to specific texts, page/paragraph numbers, etc.)
Social media is highly motivating (Poore, 2014); it has positive correlation on productivity (text 1) Par. 9,18
Social media is open to all ages, it shatters the generational barriers. (text 2) Par. 20,21

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