In every organization, there is a power dynamic – even if it is subtle. Companies often aim to create transparent dialogue, but when there are large differences in this power dynamic, those lower on the pecking order remain silent when they should be speaking up.

In high-stress situations, feedback and crystal clear communication are essential; lives can even depend on it. Alida Zweidler-McKay and Jason Sperling suggest ways to create an environment of open dialogue.