My boss recently sent out a company-wide email saying something along the lines of:
...Moving forward, we want to ensure that we omit strategic business information from our communications. So in regards to LinkedIn, we would like everyone to forgo any role explanations and to just state job titles. Please remove any job responsibilities, results, or role strategies from your LinkedIn.
I found this request to be very strange, notably the request to remove "job responsibilities." I have always viewed LinkedIn as a personal tool (that is, out of the control of my employer), and as long as the information posted isn't confidential, like a job description, I would assume it is fair game to post. I find it unfair to ask employees to remove information about their employment from their LinkedIn profiles because it makes it more difficult for employees to express their capabilities.
Is my boss' request unreasonable?