“In her first couple months as chief executive of Time, Inc.,the country’s largest magazine publisher, Laura Lang took some time to hold town hall style meetings and field questions from many of the company’s 9,000 employees.”
...According to the Times, Lang “quietly devoted her first months on the job to talking to employees. She traveled to Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and London to meet with them. She convened senior executives in New York to review each magazine and assess what each one needs to thrive in a digital world. “
The best thing about the article was Lang’s quote about why she chose to spend her first crucial months on the job talking to employees:
“The point of the process was to say we’re not going away in a room and shutting the door and whispering,” Ms. Lang said.
Not shutting the door and whispering. Beautiful....
[Refreshing leadership and internal commun ications- JD]