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Speaking Openly in Business

Most businesses shudder at the thought of creating a space or culture where employees and stakeholders can speak openly without fear of being fired or ostracized. And it's not just leadership that stands in the way of encouraging an open culture, no it's our society as well. We are encouraged to adhere to our opinions, political ideas and ideologies at any cost, so it's not surprising that trust can be a hard commodity to come by.

Intergrating the Dialogue Process into your creative and innovation teams is a great place to start building a culture of openness.


Leadership Is a Conversation

Listen to an interview with the authors of this article. The command-and-control approach to management has in recent years become less and less viable. Globalization, new technologies, and changes in how companies create value and interact with customers have sharply reduced the efficacy of a purely directive, top-down model of leadership.

6 Reasons Employees Must Speak Up to Thrive at Work

At a time where the demand for transparent communication in the workplace is at a premium, employees are not speaking-up enough. How you express your opinions at work (or not) is a direct reflection upon how people experience who you are and what you represent as a team member, department leader and as an individual.

How To Create An Authentic And Transparent Work Environment

Do you constantly feel like you're out of the loop at work? Is your boss dishonest with you? Do your colleagues keep secrets from one another? Is there's no regular communication between management and employees? If so, you'll want to help create a more authentic and transparent workplace. Here's how.

5 Ways to Get Your Employees to Speak Up

If you want to create a work environment that is united and focused on meeting challenges effectively, you need your people to speak up. Making this happen requires open and active communication up, down and across your organization. If you're not used to communicating openly, then this approach might be a challenge to adopt.


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Talk About Your Idea; It Won't Get Stolen

A lot of entrepreneurs that I talk with are worried about sharing their ideas with too many people. They get very protective of those ideas. I certainly understand and have been in their shoes. However, I've also learned that it's better to share ideas and work collaboratively than isolate yourself.

5 Powerful Things Happen When A Leader Is Transparent

Trust and transparency have become popular workplace demands as employees seek to be aware of what is real and true. People have grown tired of surprises and want to exist in a work environment that allows one to have greater clarity of thought - by eliminating the unknowns that continue to creep into our minds with each decision we make or relationship we foster.

Can GM Make it Safe for Employees to Speak Up?

In early April, following the news of faulty ignition switches and recall of more than 6 million cars, GM CEO Mary Barra announced a “Speak Up for Safety” program. “GM must embrace a culture where safety and quality come first,” Barra said at a company town hall meeting. “GM employees should raise safety concerns quickly and forcefully, and be recognized for doing so.”

How Talking Openly With Employees Can Help You Improve As A Manager

The ability to achieve an open dialogue with employees is one of the hardest skills to master, and yet is a critical skill for a manager to master if they want to become a true leader.

The Consequences of Not Talking Openly in Companies

A number of years ago I was a member of a senior executive team that failed to come to consensus on the strategy of the business. This experience was a powerful example of how important it is for people to learn to talk openly and the severe consequences when we don't.

Idea Management System Will Encourage All Employees

When it comes to competition, a company will stay in the race based on how fast it can come up with new ideas, services, and/or products. To remain competitive at the highest level, a company needs to be able to use all of the ideas, creativity, and innovation of all of their employees.