At the time when the demand for handling tough issues and holding others accountable in organisations is at its peak, employees and leaders are not speaking-up enough. How often and how well you voice your opinions in an organisation directly reflects on how people perceive you and how you represent as a colleague, leader and as an individual.
In today’s workplace, staying silent and avoidance has become the work lifestyle. In a research conducted by Vitalsmarts, we found that 90% of nurses don’t speak up to a physician even when they know a patient’s safety is at risk. We’ve also studied the impact of silence on workplace safety. We found that 93% of people say their organisation is at risk of an accident waiting to happen because people are either unwilling or unable to speak up.
But, how much is this silence costing you and your organisation? What needs to be changed and what can be done to bring the change? Sustainable and permanent change?