Management tips: How to recognise fear in your team and stop it damaging your staff and your …

6 January 2016 by Guest Blogger Share Fear is one of the most powerful forces in the workplace today. Many bosses use it, deliberately or not, to motivate their teams, to keep control of what is happening, and to make things happen the way they want them to happen. The most easily recognised symptom of fear in an organisation is a reluctance to speak up because of fear of repercussions. A good question in any organisation to assess the level of fear is: ‘What can’t you talk about around here?’ In listening to the answers, it is important to recognise that it may have taken a lot of courage for someone to talk to you about what people are afraid to say when they are at work. Other typical behaviours…


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