What managers need to know about safe discussions

Discussions at work can run into a problem called “the invisible gun effect”. I read about it early on when learning about Scrum (*).

People of power are often not aware of the effect that their sheer power has on conversations. When they are present, people shy away from speaking up about conflicts or bringing up risky topics regarding the organisation, because they fear they might get shot if the discussion gets too heated. …

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