Welcome to Communication at Work!


Cyberspace is clogged with blogs. There are so many blogs on so many topics that it seems pointless to keep count any more.

So why am I joining the blogosphere (admittedly late, since other social media are overtaking blogs in the coolness factor)? And why am I blogging about communication?

For several years, I wrote a column on workplace communication for a local news & information website (though there really are no “local” websites). Recently the website changed direction to be more entertainment oriented, so my column no longer had a home. While I loved writing the weekly column, something was missing: there was no conversation with readers. With the technology available today, the inability to continue the discussion through a comments section seemed antithetical to the topic of communication.

Communication is a vital topic, too. It’s a basic function of intelligent life, but it’s not always easy. It’s a simple thing and yet complex. And I believe it’s a necessary ingredient to a healthy culture — whether a corporate culture or a social culture. We long for communication with our spouses and lovers, our children and friends, our bosses and co-workers.

My chosen profession is all about making communication work effectively and efficiently so that good things happen as a result. I’ve learned a lot in the 24 years I’ve been a professional communicator, but most of that learning has happened in collaboration with other smart people.

That’s why I’m blogging. I want to share some of what I’ve learned about communication — in the workplace and otherwise — and add to it with your insights, experiences and perspectives. I want to host dialogues that will be beneficial to anyone who happens to come along.

Welcome to “Communication at Work.” Let the conversations begin!

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8 Responses

  1. Welcome to the Blogosphere, my dear Brother/BFF. You are off to an excellent start. Yours is a wise and clear voice that we all should hear. I am happy you have chosen to blog, for you have much to say that is valuable and instructive.

    I wish you every good thing with “Communication at Work.” We need you.

    Les

  2. So thrilled you are here! I thank you for all the tips you give us via FB and e-mail, so I can’t wait to learn more from you, because as Les says, “you have much to say that is valuable and instructive”.

  3. Looking forward to the interesting conversations I know are to be, Robert!

  4. Thanks, everyone! It’s going to be fun, I just know it.

  5. So happy you’re doing this! I am looking forward to all of your posts!

  6. Robert, this is great! I really miss your previous column. Their loss is our gain! Looking forward to your insights.

  7. Glad to see you reviving this column. I’m looking forwarding to reading these first few posts! You’re already getting much more responses than that “other” site you were on, so I hope you have a great following here. I’ll be sure to give you a plug soon on my site.

  8. Welcome to cyberspace — where you can reach total (hopefully not creepy!) strangers and influence them! I love your articles, and look forward to more.

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