Speaking truth to power: The key to survival during organizational uncertainty, volatility and change
Can maintaining open channels of communication and upward-feedback be instrumental in surviving turbulent times in business?
In this fast-evolving world where change is constant, we want to hold on to our talent regardless of the challenges we face, and we want them to speak up and voice their thoughts, ideas and concerns.
However, research has already shown that people in the most senior positions of their organisations consistently overestimate how approachable they are and how easy it is for people to speak to them with complete candour. Often these same well-meaning leaders will assume that by ticking the boxes like saying “my door is always open” will result employees sharing in an open and willing way. Uncertainty and change only exacerbate the perceived power leaders hold and therefore the magnitude of the loss someone might experience as a result of speaking up.
Join this 45-minute live session with Megan Reitz, Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Ashridge Executive Education to explore the value of speaking truth to power when our organisations are facing difficult times and what can be done to facilitate and improve our employees ability to speak up, especially during times of uncertainty – where Speaking Truth to Power is key to organizational survival.
Speaker: Megan Reitz, Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Ashridge Executive Education
When? May 7th, 2pm GMT+1
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