If we don’t get the freedom of expression piece right,what happens? The mood becomes hot and cold at the same time. Hot with anger, cold with the fear and resignation that there’s nothing people can do about it. Put hot and cold together and you get lukewarm — mediocre and inept. To use a different metaphor, you get a withering of culture and performance. In the vast majority of companies, encourage a level of debate far beyond current tolerances. Employees need to see that new ideas are discussed and debated, without people getting terminated for voicing negative views. This debate will happen in your company whether you think you allow it or not. Read more…..