Implicit Voice Theories: Taken-for-Granted Rules of Self-Censorship at Work

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleImplicit Voice Theories: Taken-for-Granted Rules of Self-Censorship at Work Author(S)James R Detert (Author)
Abstract  In four studies, we examine implicit voice theories—taken-for-granted beliefs about when and why speaking up at work is risky or inappropriate. In Study 1, interview data from a large corporation suggest that fine-grained implicit theories underlie reluctance to voice even pro-organizational suggestions. Study 2 survey data address the generalizability of the implicit theories identified in Study 1 ...Paginationp461-488
SubjectManagementDescriptorsManagement
Journal TitleThe Academy of Management Journal  
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