OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
Re: [xml-dev] OT: Corporate Blog Policies

Happy New Year - Joe:

Just my personal observation:

1.  Smaller IT companies encourage Blogs.
2.  Mass media hates Blogs and would like to see them banned.
3.  Inside the Beltway - discourage them especially after last
    years 'Washingtonienne' scandal!


> [If anyone is aware of a fairly recent XML-DEV thread on this topic,
> please let me know - I did not find one through searching the archives]
> Happy New Year All,
> The purpose of this message is solicit thoughts/experience/advice
> regarding corporate policies on blogging. I'll start from the top:
> I have long thought about starting a blog, and decided that I would not
> do so unless I was 100% clear on my company's policy regarding employee
> blogging. I did some internal research (PR, Legal, etc.), and found out
> that my company does not yet have any policy on blogging (which is not
> surprising as we are primarily a consulting firm rather than a vendor).
> So I have decided to write my company's blog policy - and then filter it
> through Legal, PR, and various other internal resources prior to being
> published.
> So my general question is: What are some things that people believe
> should be taken into account in such a policy? (please note that this is
> not the same as asking for your own employer's policy - please do not
> divulge any proprietary information here or directly to me).
> For example, the following questions/considerations come to my mind:
> - Should employees be encouraged/allowed to state their corporate
> affiliation in their blog?
> - What if an employee states a position in a "hot" area (such as SOA)
> that - even if unintentionally - conflicts with the corporation's
> message for that area?
> - What if such a position conflicts with another employee that is
> writing on the same topic in their own blog? (i.e. can such things be
> realistically monitored?)
> - Should employees be required to place a uniform disclaimer on their
> blog that states "The opinions here are of my own..." etc.
> - What types of "violations" (if one may use that term) can be
> considered so severe that they should lead to termination of an
> employee?
> - How does one balance between rights such freedom of speech, and the
> need of a corporation to put forth a consistent, solid message?
> - Any others?
> Thanks so much,
> Joe
> Joseph Chiusano
> Associate
> Booz Allen Hamilton
> 700 13th St. NW, Suite 1100
> Washington, DC 20005
> O: 202-508-6514
> C: 202-251-0731
> Visit us online@ http://www.boozallen.com <http://www.boozallen.com/>

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]

News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2006 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS