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Chloe Xu, Director, Australia
🔥NEW Inorganisations, speaking outisnot always encouraged or appreciated. Individuals whodisagree withtheir companyand publicly express their concerns arerunning the risk of being punished by a heavy hand. So silence is everywhere and expected. But research showsthis is costly to both the individual and the organisation. Silence can create feelingsofhumiliation, pernicious anger, and resentment on individuals. And existing ideas, if unexpressed, can contaminate every interaction, shut down creativity, and undermine productivity acrossthe organisation. REASONS TO BE SILENT When people choose not to confront a difference andkeepa relationship, silence starts. Although dissimilarities and diversities areinevitable and should bevalued in organisations, most peoplefind it is easier todissimulatedifferencesthanto discuss them. We stay silent when we fear a loss of status or even expulsion among peers if we differ from the rest. We obey when our manager sends a powerful sig (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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