The perhaps-apocryphal lament by an industrial age leader that ‘They send me the whole man when all I need are his hands,’ reflects a once-prevalent view that leaders “think” and employees “do”. Today, companies know that they benefit the most when their employees are motivated to share their thoughts, ideas, opinions and suggestions.

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Journal RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge
Davidson, T.I.N. (2018). The effects of guanxi on employee voice. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 2018(2), 5–7. Retrieved from