“It’s clear that Wilson’s the only person here who reads my blog.”
This Paul Wood comic, which appeared in Harvard Business Online, got me thinking again about the nature of manager blogs. As I posted before, if a manager is going to write a blog, the manager should write it themselves. But should the manager’s employees read it?
Clearly employees shouldn’t be forced to read a manager’s blog but it could give employees a clue as to what the manager thinks is important. In addition if a manager is spending time writing a blog, they may be leading by example. Of course, they may just be trying out an online experiment.
What do you think? Do you read your manager’s blog?
(Note: This is a personal blog, not a work one. No one who works for me should feel obligated to read it. Same for following on twitter @jbecher)