In one of the points in Mike’s excellent post about digital leadership he suggests:
“Restrict social media access and you may lose your followers”
I think this is an incredibly important point. There are still organisations who block access to social media. But, these days people look all over the place for leadership, and many find it on the internet. Restricting social media in the workplace will not, ultimately, prevent people from seeking out sources of leadership and inspiration, it just will make it more difficult. And, it may well make them less likely to respect the leadership of those in their organisation who have made it so difficult for them.