It’s not easy to voice an unpopular opinion. So how do people feel about speaking up at work? Is it different for men or women? See 3 key insights from Draymond’s survey.
Most people believe their opinions are valued at work
But not everyone feels comfortable disagreeing with their colleagues. Only 63% of workers said they feel they can voice a contrary opinion without negative consequences. But luckily about the same number of people say when they do speak up, their opinions are heard.
Many women feel it’s difficult to speak up at their jobs
Only 58% of working women feel they can voice a contrary opinion without negative consequences. That’s a full 10 points shy of what working men say. A similar share of women (59%) say their opinions are valued, which is 7 percentage points lower than men.
Most people think before they speak—or at least say they do
73% of people say they think through what they’ll say before speaking up. Just 15% of people say the first thing that comes to their mind, but fewer say they stay silent and hold back their opinion entirely.