Speaking Up 3: Staff speaking up

A. Richey

As an employee, it's often seen as easier to keep quiet, but the reality is that you need to speak up.

A US-based DecisionWise study exploring the behaviours of 100,000 employees found that 34% of employees don’t speak up in the workplace, fearing retribution. Employees tend to be wary when talking to people who are in positions of authority over them. This might have a variety of causes. They might feel that their livelihood or capacity for promotion may be at risk, or they may think that they’ll miss out on a bonus.  The...

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