Did you ever have an opinion about a work project that you thought would benefit the company, but decided to keep it to yourself because it differed from that of your superiors? Ever make a mistake and hide in fear of being fired? Did you ever think something happening at work was unethical, yet choose not to say anything because you feared the repercussions of being vocal?
These problems plague many offices in the United States. But how many employees actually speak up?
My advice to bosses, supervisors, and employers is that unless you specifically tell your employees that they should communicate (and loudly), many of these issues will remain unresolved.