Posted November 02, 2018 06:30:02 A new study has found that social media managers are more effective at their jobs than those in the fields of journalism and law.
Key points:In a new study, academics analysed how people from the fields were performing compared to journalistsThe study showed that social workers are at the top of the heap in terms of productivityWhen looking at the productivity of different professions, social media is considered to be at the very topThe study was conducted by University of Western Sydney academics and involved analysing how people in various fields of social work were performing.
“The study shows that social work managers are at an important and unique position to help professionals in the field achieve their full potential,” said lead researcher Dr Emily White.
“We are seeing the benefits of social media in the workplace, as well as its importance for a variety of professions.”‘
We are working with people who really care’The research also found that while the majority of professionals are satisfied with their careers, there was an increase in the amount of people who were dissatisfied with their career paths.
“This is partly due to the increasing pressures and workload in the professional sector and in the community in general,” said Dr White.
The study examined data from 2,000 Australian professionals and compared them to data from journalists and law students.
“One of the reasons why we chose journalists is because they’re people who care a lot about their profession and they’re the people who get it done the most,” Dr White said.
“So we wanted to understand what the impact of social workers was for that.”
Dr White said it was not just about providing a better job for people, but also for society as a whole.
“It’s a very high-quality of life thing for people who work in social work, and it’s a much better job,” she said.”[But] it’s also important to remember that social and legal work is a highly professionalised and expensive profession.”
There’s a real cost to the social work profession and to the whole system.
“The research was conducted to identify what factors contributed to the higher productivity of social care workers.”
In this study, we were really looking at what the social workers were doing at the end of their careers.
We weren’t looking at their work-life balance or anything like that,” Dr Green said.
Dr White and Dr Green plan to conduct additional studies in the future to look at how different professions and professions’ types of work are associated with the different types of social and law workers.