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Speak Up! Encouraging More Open, Honest Communication at Work

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 20 Jan 2015

podcastOrganizational silence cost companies time and money, and contributes to low morale, reduced innovation and more stress at work. Mike offers some thoughts and ideas on how to encourage …

The Importance of Open Communication: Speak Up at Work Before Your Ship Sails!

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 30 Apr 2014

While doing business research two years ago in Stockholm, Sweden, I dropped by the Vasa Museum. The Vasa was a warship that sank in the Stockholm harbor in 1628 while on her maiden voyage. Several dozen people drowned. The captain was just one of many people who knew the ship was not seaworthy and that it would most certainly sink because of its flawed design. But out of fear of speaking up, no one said anything to the king of Sweden, who had approved the design and was anxious to see it set sail for battle.    

Speak Up Before Your Ship Sails! The Need for Open Communication at Work

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 30 Apr 2014

podcast The need for open and honest communication in the workplace is critical: you need to speak up before the ship sails!  Plus Mike’s fun at work tip and the …

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