When times are tough good organizations will be redoubling their efforts to both keep people in the picture and engage them in decisions that effect them and which they can contribute to.
The trouble is that the command and control leadership model of the last millennia resulted in top down employee communication being hard wired into the way corporate internal communication is used and experienced. Yes there are now all kinds of feedback processes – much accelerated by new technology - and very many examples of real inclusion of people in decisions and big ticket change.
But for many workers the last millennia communication model is still about the alignment of the many with the decisions of the few.
The rise of leader and employee engagement is resulting in a complete re-think of the DNA of corporate internal communication as leadership models become more inclusive.
John will expand on the idea of the velvet revolution in employee communication exploring the clash between last millennia top down communication and more inclusive ways of leadership set in the context of a coming global collision between democratic capitalism in the West and authoritarian capitalism rising in the East.