You must have sat in a meeting, listening to someone talk about the next great innovation and how it will revolutionise the way things are done. They’ve discovered the idea, approach, or improvement, that will take the business to the next level and they’re enthusiastically extolling its virtues. However, you’ve seen the flaw in their plan … and you said nothing. You sat there silently, letting them carry on and didn’t make a sound. Why? There are many reasons why we don’t speak up in situations like this and we'll look at why we don't speak up and the consequences of not doing so.
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Rob Drury is a software product manager and Certified Scrum Owner, with 17 years experience across recruitment, fundraising, retail and finance software products. He is also a writer on small business issues from finance to recruitment, operations to agile delivery and a contributor to Real Business, Business Advice, and Medium.