Dear Jane: If I Can't Tweet, I Quit!

by 352admin 28. February 2013 12:35

Dear JaneDear Jane,

My firm has just promulgated a policy that restricts my use of social media. I’m furious and thinking about leaving.

Signed,

I Have a Right to Tweet

 

Dear I Have a Right to Tweet,

Why does the new policy hit you so wrong?  Have you communicated your rational objections in a professional way to a decision maker?  It is quite possible that the new policy is an overreaction to one person’s lack of judgement, but you’ll never know if your reaction is to vote with your feet.  I’d encourage you to engage in a rational dialogue before making your decision. 

Jane DiRenzo Pigott is the managing director of R3 Group LLC, specializing in working with professional service organizations on leadership and change in connection with diversity and inclusion. Before founding R3 Group, she practiced law for more than two decades at large law firms where she chaired a practice group, served on the executive management and compensation committees, and founded and ran diversity initiatives and affinity groups.

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