How to Find Your Voice and Be Heard at Work

It’s in the interest of employees and leaders that everyone feels safe to speak up and contribute

Do you speak up at work with your ideas, opinions and thoughts? Or do you tend to keep quiet? If you’re like at least half of the people in the typical organization, you probably hold back, uncertain whether your contribution will make a difference, perhaps fearful you’ll be reprimanded or shunned by managers and co-workers when you do speak up. 

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

This free webinar covers how to effectively speak up at work so that your ideas are heard and taken seriously. Presenters Kyle Brykman and Jana Raver show why people who hone a “high-quality voice” at work can boost their career trajectory and earn the reputation of being better all-round performers.

This webinar is of interest to leaders who want to create an environment in which employees feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas.

Participants learn:

  • Why employees withhold their opinions or ideas

  • The four features of “high-quality voice” and how to translate them into practice 

  • How leaders can help employees share their opinions more effectively 

  • What goes into creating a voice culture or voice climate

This webinar was held live on Thursday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Following the presentation, there is a Q&A with our speakers.

Session Participants

Kyle Brykman

Dr. Kyle Brykman

Assistant Professor of Management, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
Kyle Brykman is an assistant professor of management at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor. His research focuses on employee voice and interpersonal team dynamics, including team resilience and conflict. His research has been published in prestigious academic journals, including the Journal of Organizational BehaviorSmall Group Research and Group & Organization Management. Kyle completed his PhD at Smith School of Business.
Jana Raver

Dr. Jana Raver

E. Marie Shantz Professor of Organizational Behaviour
Jana Raver is the E. Marie Shantz Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, and is also cross-appointed to the university’s Department of Psychology. She is an authority on interpersonal relations and team dynamics at work, with a specific emphasis upon the ways in which employees build and sustain high-performance teams. She is also an expert on workplace diversity and cultural differences, and her award-winning research has been published in numerous prestigious journals.