This is how the argument goes: we should have one voice for the industry.
It ensures consistency of message. We’re all aligned. All on the same page.
We are not living in an Orwellian dictatorship. We should encourage individuals to express themselves. We want – no need – the healthy debate. We want people to engage with the issues in an intelligent, passionate and thoughtful way.
If you agree with that then I hope you’ve been following some of the great debate that Sean has kicked off with our new Advisory Group.
I think you’d also be pleased to know that Sean and I had a timely meeting with Dominic Walters who chairs the newly-coined Institute of Internal Communications last week. We agreed that we had in many instances a shared agenda. And that we should meet to understand where our “red lines” of differentiation were.
More importantly we agreed that there needed to be plural voices arguing for our shared agenda.
As you can imagine I’m all for that…