Running my own communications business is a new endeavor. I’ve worked for other people – other companies – for my entire career; so while I’m used to talking about “we” meaning “my company,” it’s novel for me to discuss “we” meaning “I.”
For those of “a certain age,” the thought of allowing any employee in the organization to post opinion pieces to a company intranet is madness – the first step toward the end of civilization – or at least the first step toward the end of a certain approach to civilization. In an ancient communications civilization, where only senior leaders got “air time” and their take on the company was the only take on the company, an employee blog was a scary concept indeed. Happily, times – and the world of communications – are changing.