January 20, 2014
Allow Voice in the Workplace 

Do your employees feel able to engage in open, honest discussions?  Organizational research on self-censorship at work demonstrates that most employees remain silent rather than publicly disagreeing with their boss or expressing a viewpoint that may have negative consequences around the office.  In social interactions, the brain will seek out options that feel the least threatening, such as keeping quiet or "going along to get along." To counteract employee's self-censorship, leaders can explicitly establish and model workplace norms that allow for safe voicing of concerns, emotions, opinions, and dissent.


Detert, J. R., & Edmondson, A. C. (2011). Implicit voice theories: Taken-for-granted rules of self-censorship at work. Academy of Management Journal, 54(3), 461-488.


Rock, D. (2009). Your brain at work. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.  


Foresight Affiliates with Academic Coaching & Writing    


Foresight is pleased to announce that founder and coach Dr. Paula Thompson has affiliated with one of the country's most well-regarded academic coaching firms, Academic Coaching and Writing (ACW). ACW is a virtual team of professional coaches and consultants dedicated to supporting graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members to achieve their academic and career goals.


As an academic coach affiliated with ACW, Paula will specialize in working one-on-one with faculty clients on their career management, writing productivity, and academic branding. She will also continue to conduct dissertation coaching, now through ACW's Dissertation Doctor coaching services.


Read more about Academic Coaching and Writing.


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