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    DISCUSSION 3

            750 words in current APA format, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and supply biblical references.
            How are you and your organization using social media?
            How can you maximize social media to enhance public policy and public services in accordance with Biblical principles, including the covenantal relationship in government?

    Replys to the below must be 250 words each not including references

          Each reply must be 250 words for (reply 1 and reply 2), be written in current APA7 formatting, and must be supported by biblical references.

    Reply 1

    Security Risks Associated with Social Media
    Valacich (2018) points out that everyone who uses technology is well-aware that that disasters can happen and to understand those risks, both technical and non-technical issues should be considered.  There are a number of security risks related to the use of social media in my professional and personal life.  To begin, as a law enforcement agency, social media has opened officers to exposure for security concerns.  We recognize that we must make every effort to conceal our identities and those of our friends and families for safety purposes.  For example, recently in a meeting with a client, an officer was told by a client that he had seen his social media account and that he had something to the effect of a nice looking family which generated great concern.  Additionally, due to the nature of our work, we must be cautious with social media posts that can be considered controversial and tied to our identity.  For example, on social media friends can often tag you in a post that has political or government undertones that could be frowned upon by the agency.  Professionally, we dont utilize social media but there are clearly privacy concerns of which we must remain aware.

    Reply 2

    IV.  How can you maximize social media to enhance public policy and public services following Biblical principles, including the government’s covenant relationship?
        According to Keller & Alsdorf (2012), a good leader, whether Christian or otherwise, balances the interests of all the organization stakeholders: stakeholders (case of the public sector, all citizens), customers, employees, suppliers, and the surrounding community, etc.  Good Leaders work from a Godly worldview.  From the outside, there may not seem to be much difference in organizations/businesses.  Even as you research the organization/business and seek employment, it appears that the organization is a place you would desire to work (thanks to the positive side of the internet/social media). After you land that interview, meet the boss and other staff members, it seems ideal for you.  However, according to Keller & Alsdorf, while on the outside there might not be immediately noticeable differences between a well-run company reflecting the world story of the marketplace primarily, inside the differences could be very noticeable (2012). Things that are not apparent from the onset.  There is no such thing as a perfect workplace because we are not perfect individuals who live in a fallen world, redeemed by God.
        There are ways as leaders, employees, and coworkers to ensure that our work represents a covenantal organization.  We can be and set the example by being the example.  We can lead kindred spirits to our organizations by word of mouth and using social media (i.e., posting and recruiting on job sites, etc.). Word of mouth is a useful tool in hiring the right talent.  Having the right employees with like visions and mindsets can enhance public policy and public service hugely.  Using social media to post job announcements will attract a diverse group of candidates.  Some employers review social media outlets to find out about potential candidates. In the past, employers had limited information that applicants provided to them via resumes. Social media outlets offer hiring officials access to more information about candidates.  This includes information such as their personal interests, social interactions, previous work, and associations. Building organizations that embrace spirituality in the workforce can enhance public policy and public services because covenantal organizations focus on excellence and providing the best quality products and services. The focus is inward and outward, making the necessary changes to processes to achieve the mission and goals set before them.
        Covenantal organizations are innovative, and management plays a crucial role in generating innovation among employees (Fischer & Schultz, 2016). When recruiting, according to Sifuna-Evelia (2017), the book of Proverbs 26:10 warns us against the temptation of just hiring any passerby. We have to be methodical in our recruitments and ensure that we have recruited candidates that will fit our office culture and not just hire due to skills, knowledge, and abilities. Covenantal leaders are servants and serve followers, and are accountable to them (Fischer, 2017). They foster mutual accountability and care of each other throughout the organization. Servant leaders lead their employees to be more engaged with the group and care for customers because they have been cared for and acknowledged as meaningful contributors to the organization (Ljunghlm, 2016).

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