Some people think it is okay to speak up for what you believe in. Well, it depends. People have to understand the rules of engagement. People have to look into the consequences, character, and the objectives of the purpose of speaking out or being heard.
Many people get frustrated over issues that shouldn’t have bothered them. It’s usually a buildup of tension that happens and then a person finally explodes or finally becomes a pro-activist overnight. I usually see it at workplaces. And there could be many variables that contribute to the negative behaviors against a company or a person. I have also seen the different levels of maturity in people responding or reacting to conflict.
However, in today’s world anything could go. A prudent person is able to use his/her voice effectively and maintain the dignity of a corporation or an individual. Sometimes it is difficult handling conflict and a person has to be level headed and stay vigilant on wanting a successful end result.
There is nothing wrong with being a ‘Yes’ man if everyone is agreeing that the terms are pushing agendas forward to a positive state in a job or a project. The problem occurs when there are people who are not assertive and stay quiet and do not express ideas or concerns at the right moment. And there are also attention seekers who feel the need to be heard and can affect the atmosphere.
There are so many variables that contribute to workplace/organization conflict. 99.9% of the problem is based on a strong work ethics that is being implemented daily. So in other words, organizations need to stress… ethics…ethics…ethics (as it echoes and diminishes in the air).
Remember, it’s okay to be a yes man if it is the right thing to do. However, a stay quiet man will only hinder progress in which it can lead into bigger issues.