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Abstract

The objective of this study is to gain insights into the experiences of employees regarding their social media usage and consequences of social media overuse at the workplace. Fourteen semi-structured interviews were conducted, audio-recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) procedures. The qualitative data was collected from the employees working in renowned IT/ITES companies in India. The themes that emerged are lack of sleep; backache and eye strain; feeling of envy; lack of depth in the relationships; tendency to seek approvals; not meeting deadlines; compromise with the work quality; distraction from work. The present study intends to assist human resource managers in designing appropriate policies and guidelines pertaining to employees’ social media usage at the workplace.

Keywords

Social Media, Social Media Addiction, Employee Wellbeing, Work Productivity, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Author Bio(s)

Dr. Chetna Priyadarshini is Assistant Professor in Department of Human Resource Management at IBS Business School, IFHE University, Hyderabad, India. She has done her PhD in the area of "Career Planning and Job Search Behavior" and is actively involved in teaching assignments for business management students. Her research interest areas include e-recruitment, job search behavior, and mixed method research design. She has published research articles in journals of international repute including International Journal of Manpower and other high impact factor journals and has presented papers in many international conferences. She has written case studies in the area of HR Analytics and she also serves as an Editorial Review Board member for reputed journals. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: chetnapriyadarshini@gmail.com.

Dr. Ritesh Kumar Dubey is an Assistant Professor in Department of Finance and Accounting, Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad. His research interests include Market Microstructure, Corporate Finance, Organizational Behaviour, Recruitment & Selection, Role of Social Media tools (Web 2.0) in Human Resource Management, Start-ups, etc. He is an MBA and PhD and has worked at several reputed organizations including IBM India Pvt. Ltd., e4e Pvt. Ltd., Firstsource Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and Resource Development Consultants. He was a visiting scholar at Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA for research and teaching collaboration. He is UGC – NET (2012) qualified and has taught Corporate Finance, Financial Modelling and Financial Analytics courses to post graduate students. He has presented research papers at national and international conferences and has several research articles in peer reviewed reputed journals. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: riteshdubey@imthyderabad@edu.in.

Dr. Y.L.N. Kumar is an Associate Professor at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Hyderabad, India. Having served as a head of Department for Human Resource and Soft Skills for several years at IBS Hyderabad, he has conducted numerous Management Development Programmes for government officials in India. His areas of research interest include organizational citizenship behavior, employer branding, e-recruitment, and entrepreneurship. His previous publication using qualitative research methods appeared in The Qualitative Report. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: yln.kumar@nmims.edu.

Dr. Rajneesh Ranjan Jha is an Assistant Professor in Department of Finance at IBS Business School, IFHE University, Hyderabad, India. He has done his PhD in the area of cash holdings and is actively involved in teaching assignments for postgraduate and undergraduate students. His research interest includes cash-holdings, behavioral finance and mixed-method research design. He has published research articles in journals of international repute and has also presented papers in a few international conferences. His previous publication in qualitative research appeared in IUP Journal of Soft Skills and The Qualitative Report. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: rajneeshranjan2010@gmail.com.

Publication Date

1-20-2020

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