Employee silence occurs when employees make conscious decisions to not provide information, opinions and feedback, raise issues or make suggestions. It can occur for a number of reasons, such as a belief that providing an idea or feedback is futile as it will be ignored, or a fear that expressing a view differing from that of colleagues or management risks professional relationships, job opportunities and security.
Every leader has a strategy. They might not call it a strategy; it might not be clearly articulated and thought through; it might even be a bad strategy. But somewhere they have in mind what they want to achieve, why they want to achieve it, and how they hope to achieve it.
by Andrew Fox
Group Head of Learning and Talent Development at HSBC
Andrew has worked for his entire career in HR in Financial Services and Professional Services and is passionate about enabling business performance and people development.
A big thank you to Russ Miles who hosted our most recent TTN event, 'Business Innovation in Conjunction with New Technologies'. It was a great evening that raised lots of thought provoking discussion. See below for a brief summary of the points covered.