Taken-for-granted rules for speaking at work

Jason Yip
Jason Yip
Feb 18 · 1 min read

Via The Fearless Organization by Amy C. Edmondson,

  • “Don’t criticize something the boss may have helped create”;
  • “Don’t speak unless you have solid data”;
  • “Don’t speak up if the boss’s boss is present”;
  • “Don’t speak up in a group with anything negative about the work to prevent boss from losing face”;
  • “Speaking up brings career consequences”

Jason Yip

Jason Yip

Senior Agile Coach at Spotify, ex-ThoughtWorks, ex-CruiseControl

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