With a shared definition of the dimensions of silence and voice as well as an understanding of why silence is not golden, let’s explore some of the organizational dynamics and leadership behaviors that cause employees to feel their opinions are not valued and result in disengaged or self-protective behaviors.
People in all kinds of jobs, all kinds of organizations, all kinds of situations, reach a point where they want to say, “Enough.” They have the same uncomfortable realization: “I should do something about this.” Yet many remain silent. They don’t bring ideas forward.
Do you know what secret powers each of your team members possess? Do they know your superhuman capabilities? How do they help the team reach their shared goals? How might the detract? Use this retrospective technique to find out!