About the Author

Phillip G. Clampitt (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is the Hendrickson Professor of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he teaches in the Information Sciences program.  The Wall Street Journal and MIT Sloan Management Review recently highlighted his work on “Decision Downloading” which details how companies can effectively communicate decisions to those not involved in the decision-making process.  Additionally, he co-authored Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership (see www.imetacomm.com/eu).  Along with being on the editorial board of numerous professional journals, his work has been published in a variety of journals including the MIT Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business Communication, Communication World, Journal of Broadcasting, Journal of Communication Management, Ivey Business Journal, and Journal of Change Management.  Professor Clampitt is a recognized expert on communication assessments, having conducted over one hundred communication audits.  He used these experiences to write chapters in the Handbook of Communication Audits for Organisations (edited by Owen Hargie and Dennis Tourish) and Communication Audits by Cal Downs.  In addition to many guest speaking opportunities in the U.S., he has also been invited to speak internationally at The University of Pisa, The University of Aberdeen, The University of Ulster, as well as to numerous multi-national businesses and professional organizations.  As a principal in his firm, Metacomm, he consults on communication issues with a variety of organizations, such as PepsiCo, Manpower, Schneider National, American Medical Security, Dean Foods, The Boldt Company, Stora Enso, The U.S. Army War College, Appleton, and Nokia (see www.imetacomm.com).