Speaking Up 2: Employers enabling open communication

A. Richey

Many employees tend to be wary of communicating openly in the workplace, so what can employers do to help them to open up?

Employers are responsible for company culture in addition to their other tasks, and if open communication is breaking down, it’s up to them to fix it. A number of methods are available, but it all begins with listening and acting on what you’ve been told.  Failure to encourage a culture of speaking out has led to many disasters, such as the crash of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003. If managers at NASA had comm...

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