Click Here To Tell EVERYONE How I’m Doing
Ever see this on the email signature of a frontline employee? ”Click here to let my manager know how I’m doing.”
Funny how you never see that on a manager’s email. Or a vice president’s email. Or the CEO’s, for that matter.
Imagine that for a minute. The CEO could have a link at the bottom of her email signature: “Click here to let my board know how I’m doing.” Or better yet: “Click here to let the entire company know how I’m doing.”
I guess most of the clicks would come from internal customers, which is to say employees within the company, rather than outside customers. So to protect employees from reprisals, it would be best to wash the comments through a third-party verified filter, where the identity of the respondent is obscured.
How would that go, boss? Would you get good comments posted on your company’s intranet?
The future is social, and… guess what? That future is already here. Leaders who play Oz, hiding behind their curtains, do so at their peril. As a leader, do you find that terrifying? Or liberating?