on Third Age
Avoiding confrontation. Dreading consequences. Trying not to offend or hurt someone. Naturally shy. Culturally sensitive. Or, just afraid to rock the boat. There are many reasons we may ‘bite our tongue’ and studies show just how often we choose to stay silent when we have something important to say.
- 69% of workplace managers resist communicating with their staff.1
- 72% of employees say they don’t speak up at work when they feel they should.2
- 74% of people are afraid of public speaking.3
- 65% of therapists say breakdown in communication is the top cause of divorce.4
Not speaking up in social and professional circles is a global epidemic … and I’m on a mission to help stop the spread of unhealthy silence.
WE ALL TO SOME DEGREE HOLD BACK OUR THOUGHTS
Culture plays a huge part in how we communicate but we all, to some degree, have learned to hold back our true thoughts when we fear the consequences....