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Organizational meetings are in some cases “a necessary evil,” a bureaucratic chore in which people’s true thoughts infrequently surface. If meetings evoke memories of bullying past, then perhaps staying at home is a better option. The crux of the problem revolves around the level of shamelessness people feel willing to express, and the degree of moral development of those within the room. If your message is wrapped in a mean-spirited package, Pearson and Porath (2009) argue that people will be so taken aback by your rudeness that they’ll be too shell-shocked to focus on the content. So, how to encourage all individuals to speak within a gathering of their peers? The tips below provide some guidance in how people can behave to foster connection: Turn the page…

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