Falling in Love With Work: The Effect of Enterprise Social Media on Thriving at Work

DongXu Liu, Beigang Hou, Yuanyuan Liu, Pingqing Liu
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
Using a survey of 300 employees in different types of enterprises and different positions, this study verified that the use of enterprise social media has a positive effect on employees' work exuberance. The study separately examined the effects of social media applications for work tasks and social tasks. Both types of applications had a positive impact on employees' work exuberance. The study also identified the mediating role of challenge and obstructive stressors in this relationship.
more » ... elated social media applications enhanced employees' exuberance by reducing obstructive stressors, and social-related social media applications enhanced employees' exuberance by reducing challenge stressors. The implications of these findings are that managers should pay attention to the use of enterprise social media, especially for social tasks, as this can enhance employees' sense of exuberance.
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.769054 pmid:34867672 pmcid:PMC8634672 fatcat:nz4osma5lbeldflcea3qnyngru