If you want your company to flourish, you must eradicate “undiscussables” and foster a culture of openness, write Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsoux for MIT Sloan Management Review.
In a personal relationship, if one or the other party has a problem, it is best to talk it over – clear the air. If feelings are kept bottled up and small grievances are allowed to fester, they will inevitably develop into bigger problems.
It’s no different in a professional setting. If team members feel they can’t speak up when there is a problem, it can have a devastating effect on your company’s performance.