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Training the Fearful

Fear is a passive behavior that results in inefficient results and actions that are reactive rather than proactive. All individuals should have the freedom to be who they are in the workplace for the betterment of the organization.


Thu May 03 2012


Organizations are filled with people who are afraid to speak up when asked their opinion. Despite all the town hall meetings, open forums, assurances of anonymity, and suggestion boxes, some individuals can still feel stifled and do not offer their thoughts on subjects related to the workplace. This could be because of a lack of consistency in handling suggestions, centralization, or the actual loss of a job. For instance, if an organization is structured so that a good bit of power is controlled by one individual, then that individual can manipulate the direction a company takes, thereby eliminating any information or suggestions from below.

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