This is an article I recently wrote for the Des Moines Business Record dealing with the current uncertainty people are feeling at work. I try to give some prescriptive measures to company managers and leaders in what I think are good ideas to help quell worker insecurity.
Preacher and author Leroy Brownlow once said, “There are times when silence has the loudest voice.” Of course, what he did not say is exactly what that applies to. Though I agree with him, I think there are some very definite positive and negative effects of being silent, especially in uncertain times. I think there are times when silence is needed more than a loud voice, and conversely I think there are times when a loud or at least a consistent voice is needed.