How to Encourage Employees to Speak Up with Ethan Burris

On the show today, I am talking to Ethan Burris, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Management at The University of Texas at Austin, where we will discuss Ethan’s fascinating work on employee voice.


Throughout our conversation Ethan and I discuss the organisational dynamics surrounding employee voice and leadership.

In particular, we discuss:


  • What employees need to consider when giving feedback to their managers and selling ideas up the chain of command
  • How managers can create an environment where their employees feel comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • What companies need to consider when trying to scale employee listening
  • Ethan’s thoughts on how HR can add business value as we start to come out of the pandemic


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