With the growth of products like Yammer, Jive, Socialtext, and even instant messaging at work, the whole conversation is becoming irrelevant.
power of a superior (leaders, manager, supervisor) to create a lousy
work environment is directly correlated with their ability to shut
people up. More specifically the power to stop people from forming
groups where mistreatment is openly aired (you could never really stop
people from having one on one conversations offline).
folks like us are just starting to grasp this premise. But the younger
generation is very intuitive about it. They have no problem marching
into a classroom, an office, anywhere really and taping what's going on
then posting it online.
I recently learned when I lost my temper with my daughter, and she
taped me on her iPhone, then played it back for my husband! Yes - that
actually happened and I was mortified!)
people find out who is good to work for, which department is good to
work for, which agency is good to work for, what's going on in the
private sector vs. the public sector, etc. the system will correct
itself. For survival's sake, leaders will have to adapt to the empowered
empowerment of employees is something I care a lot about. As a
communicator with a lot of background in internal communications and
organizational development it has frequently been depressing to see the
gap between what we say to the outside world, and how we treat people on
sometimes fulfilling - because of leaders and non-leaders who have
integrity and really treat people with heart - the problem being that as
a rule they never want credit or publicity for it at all and are
horrified when you suggest it.)
was watching Joel Osteen on TV a couple of weeks ago and he talked
about salvation arriving "suddenly." It is my feeling that the moment of
salvation for employees has arrived, thanks to G-d's infinite mercy in
providing us the tools of the Internet and social media.