How Anonymity and Visibility Affordances Influence Employees’ Decisions About Voicing Workplace Concerns

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Chang M. Mao and David C. DeAndrea of Ohio State University. They recently published an article in Management Communication Quarterly entitled "How Anonymity and Visibility Affordances Influence Employees’ Decisions About Voicing Workplace Concerns," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, they reflect on the motivation and impact of … Continue reading How Anonymity and Visibility Affordances Influence Employees’ Decisions About Voicing Workplace Concerns

What Happens When Workers Speak Out?

Research has shown that employees dissatisfied with working conditions inevitably will communicate their dissent--whether to a superior or only to a coworker--despite the risks of such behavior. A new study in the Journal of Business Communication (JBC) finds that this dissent expression can benefit the employees themselves, as well as the health of the organizations … Continue reading What Happens When Workers Speak Out?