We are all entitled.
We have certain laws in place to make sure we all have a safe work environment, fair wages, and to not be discriminated against due to the color of our skin, our gender, or our sexual orientation.
These are our rights in many places in the world, and should be everywhere.
We should also have work cultures that have open and honest communication. To spend each day engaged on a visceral level, being part of a place that dignifies hard work, day in and day out, whether your job is a lineman, teacher, or CEO.
Creating a workplace that embraces this type of communication, happens through the participation of each employee. People make a culture. People drive whether an organization will be productive, innovative, and committed.
So why are there organizations that employ amazing people and don’t have amazing cultures?
It all relies on the conversations that take place.
At Fierce, our mission is to change the world one conversation at a time. What if every individual started honestly and respectfully communicating? Think how your organization could change.
It's important for communication to not be dictated by one person - this only supports a culture of group think. There should be many voices and they should reflect the people who are speaking- varied, unique, and not always in agreement. It can be difficult, and that’s how you know it's worth it.
This collective voice is called participation.
Hold yourself and those you work with able to handle what each individual has to say. This is important for both leaders and individual contributors.
Take control of what you can do to make this happen. Think of the possibilities!