I can’t quite believe the irony of it. There we were - digital team, marketing, external affairs, public policy, research - ensconced in room 4.2, being challenged by Gareth Jones, a social media evangelist and enthusiast amongst other things, to really make the C&I section of the website fly.
Those who truly ‘get it’ trying to get the rest of us to get more of it too.
Create the buzz. Let go of control freakery, and trust in the power of the contributors. Be connectors. Those who truly ‘get it’ trying to get the rest of us to get more of it too. I only wish for some of us it didn’t feel so embarrassingly like ‘dad on the dance floor’. Watch us and weep……
And then there it was – the last blog from TheHRD. He'd left the building. I’m not sure his blogs would get past our spiffy new profanity filters, and it can be uncomfortable to be on the receiving end – but he always had something interesting, frequently funny, and often unexpected to say. He challenged us as a profession, and as an Institute, and helped us to learn too. Ladybird steps, maybe, as he said – but at least we’ve started walking. Thx, and good luck......
Love the sense of dynamism in this post, Stephanie. Be connectors - precisely. Convenors, too.
What I'm most hopeful about is how the Comment & Insight section will allow CIPD to balance 'blowing our own trumpet' with amplifying the voices of others.
Oh, and please keep blogging :)
Here here! A blog post! Great stuff - in fact several i see. Well done. And great posts they are - Be connectors - sums it up perfectly.
Here's to more challenging conversations!
Great to see you blogging Stephanie, looking forward to your future posts!
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