As a Manager when it comes to communication, you should be able to add value, otherwise, why are you involved? Think about it. With today’s e-mail centric business environments it’s completely possible for a CEO or senior level executive to just e-mail everyone in the company. Your role as a manager should be to add value, to shape and to customize the message and information for your reports and for your audience. You add value by accurately interpreting the message and putting it into terms that your reports understand, and can provide actionable items if needed.
There can be potential security or strategic issues to take into account for sure. However, to assume that the information is always intended only for you as a manager and not to go anywhere else does not make for an effective organization. Develop effective business communication practices.There is no point in having the information if it does not answer a question, address a need, provide direction, or affect change for your organization.