Imbuing an Open Culture With Respect

The way you share your feedback, how you communicate your opinions and guidance — how people feel when you speak and communicate with them — is how you imbue a culture with respect.

Interesting to see Google last week release new internal guidelines to guide employee interactions and culture. After a period of rapid growth to more than 100,000 employees and a history of an open culture that permitted and encouraged open debate on any number of issues, Google faced a challenge that I faced internally at Facebook and many companies face in today’s world — how do you maintain the best aspects of an open culture while also ensuring everyone feels respected, and people are able to focus on their work?

Communications and culture leader, author, certified coach, lawyer, yoga teacher. www.azureleadership.com/honestlyspeakingbook