Observations About Today’s Workplaces


This Blog features wisdom from business professionals and students studying workplace communication.  The insights shared here feature work place experiences related to transparency – good, bad and indifferent – with a goal of encouraging ethical practices in communication with all stakeholders:  employees, customers, media, and others.

Initial Blog conversations were inspired by Bennis, Goleman and O’Toole’s (2008) book “Transparency,”  and the first Blogs were posted as a class project at The University of Tampa—a dialog between experienced executive MBA students, and undergraduate students about to enter the workforce.

Everyone with wisdom to share or in search of wisdom about transparency and communication ethics in the workplace is welcome to participate.  Please read a few notes and disclaimers below.

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