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Organizational Silence

In order for change to be identified and implemented, you need to have dialogue. Consider the issue of organizational silence. What factors in an organization would lead to a high possibility of organizational silence? What techniques would be useful in reducing the possible negative effects of organizational silence?

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Organizational silence can work negatively against trying to implement change within a company. Change requires a significant amount of communication, and organizational silence is a situation not conducive for communication.

An organization with one or more of the following factors could suffer from organizational silence:
1. Managers who fear negative feedback do to upper management who promote only those managers who seem flawless. If the company creates a culture where every little mistake is blown out of proportion and not utilized as a teaching ...

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Organizational silences are examined. The techniques useful in reducing the possible negative effects of organizational silences.

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