Issue 2: Toxic social media
Social media trolling is a form of bullying and harassment that occurs online, and can be a significant risk factor in mental wellbeing. Social media is known to be addictive, even when the experience of social media interaction is negative.
Strengthen workplace relationships
All employers have a responsibility to strengthen workplace relationships, and this is often less of a challenge for close-knit SME teams. However, managers still need to work hard to build strong, positive teams, particularly when most working interactions are conducted remotely. Consider each individual team member: if they were struggling, is there someone they would feel able to ask for help? Low self-esteem and poor emotional wellbeing can be symptomatic of social media bullying. If SME managers invest in building strong relationships, they are more likely to be able guide and support individuals to find appropriate help and resources.