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Fast Start — How dissent shapes organizations

Toby Elwin Blog, Fast Start, Organization Behavior

wall street journal, The Choice: To Squawk or to Go?, fast startFast Start conversation:  People speak loudest with their feet.  Markets, in an economist perspective, are all about exits, when to sell, when to cash in.

When you pick up and leave you’ve said more than words.

Politics deals in having a voice.

When your voice is most effective is when there is possibility to exit, in a Wall Street Journal article The Choice:  To Squawk or to Go?, Roger Lowenstein, reviews a useful approach to dissent in organizations through review of Albert Hirschman.

Exit, however rules out a voice and the last leg (to stand on) is loyalty and loyalty holds exit at bay.

In our organizations when does the exit outweigh the voice to get things done?