Roger maintains a collection of 20 antique clocks, the oldest of which dates from 1787 and still runs smoothly. He helps organizations run like clockwork, too.
Roger D’Aprix sees a paradox in today’s corporate environment. On the one hand is leadership’s relentless focus on the immediate bottom line. On the other is the value that flows from creating a work environment that nurtures talent and honors passion. His job is reconciling them.
“I help companies understand the true costs of neglecting the human element, and I help them create an organizational climate in which people can contribute and flourish,” he said.
Roger is an internationally known consultant, lecturer and author who has helped scores of Fortune 500 companies develop more effective communication strategies, embrace cultural change and achieve better business results.
His long list of clients includes such organizations as Comcast, Cisco Systems, DuPont, Lucent Technologies, General Motors, Saturn Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, EDS, GE Capital Services, Marsh, Pfizer and others.
An IABC Fellow and recipient of the 2014 President’s Award from the Communication Leadership Exchange for his impact on the evolution of organizational communication, Roger has been described as one of the most influential thinkers in the communication profession.
Before joining ROI Communication in 2005, Roger served as vice president and global practice leader for Towers Perrin’s human resource communication practice, and as a principal and service developer for Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Before that, he led employee communication for Xerox Corporation and held executive communication positions at General Electric and Bell and Howell.
Roger has written many books on employee communication, including his best-selling “Communicating for Change: Connecting the Workplace with the Marketplace” and “The Credible Company: Communicating with Today’s Skeptical Workforce.” Most recently, in collaboration with ROI Communication, Roger published Creating an Engaged Workforce: the Face-to-Face Communication Toolkit.
When he’s not advising clients, Roger enjoys traveling, watching football and tending to his collection of antique clocks.