Yet study after study shows that despite a desire to lean in, many still struggle to speak up and show up confidently. And it’s no wonder; these same studies indicate that when women do speak up, they’re often unheard and undervalued.
A professional who doesn’t share her ideas or can’t openly or clearly communicate her thoughts cannot fully contribute to the progress, success, of her team.
A team that doesn’t communicate, is a team that cannot work together.
That means that you are losing priceless talent, productivity, and profit because your team members aren’t confident about how to share their thoughts or communicate their needs assertively, and aren’t being heard.
Nothing kills progress like limiting the sharing of ideas.
Inspired employees produce at 250% compared to disengaged (71%) or satisfied (100%) employees (¹). If companies want to retain this generation of super-educated, competent, and highly driven women, they will need to improve communication skills across the corporate ladder and adapt leadership practices.