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1

To friend; to accept another user’s friend request on a social networking website

Friending

2

An online network of individuals where users can connect with other users through photographs, updates and common interests; Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Friendster

Social Networking

3

Step-by-step descriptions of how duties or functions are to be performed within a job; can also be written down and distributed in the form of a company handbook

Workplace Procedures

4

Set of rules which define the professional manner within a company;many times written down and distributed in the form of a company handbook

Workplace Policies

5

Responsible for the “fair and equitable treatment of employees”

Equal Opportunity Commission

6

Program dedicated to providing insurance for work-related injuries

Worker's Compensation

7

Ensures employers establish safe working conditions

Occupational Safety and Health Act

8

Affects employers when dealing with chronic health problems of employees

Family Medical Leave Act

9

Consists of upward, downward and horizontal communication

Formal Communication

10

Commonly known as the “grapevine”

Informal Communication

11

Decentralized; employees make more of their own decisions, communication is less distorted

Horizontal Organization

12

Centralized and often used by large companies; follow a specific chain of command

Vertical Organizations

13

Control loose wires or fraying cords

Monitor Outlets

14

Prevent against electrical fires

Surge Protectors