Silence is a threat.
It harms innovation, decision-making and personal wellbeing. It fosters a culture where exclusion and unethical behaviour go unseen and unchallenged.

 
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We’ve brought the world’s leading behavioural scientists together to promote speak-up culture. To identify your risks, strengths and the opportunities that lie ahead.

Our diagnostic for speak-up culture.

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The Speak-Up Assessment - a quantitative, survey based assessment, designed by Ethical Systems to gather unique insight on your culture.

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The Speak-Up Lab - an interactive workshop to gather qualitative insight, indentify priorities and co-design interventions with your team.

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The Speak-Up Report - an overview of our analysis, a roadmap for risk mitigation and our perspective on the opportunity ahead.

In a speak-up culture, people contribute ideas and offer criticism without fear of retaliation. They're safe to voice their thoughts - whether about problems or new ways to do things - and enjoy a climate of inclusion that can improve wellbeing and team problem-solving.

 

Speak-up for inclusion

Susan J. Fowler spoke up in February 2017. Her time as a Software Engineer at Uber was over but she had a ‘strange… and slightly horrifying’ story to tell. In a near 3000-word blog, Ms. Fowler described a pernicious culture of sexual harassment and silencing that shook Uber to its core. Within months their CEO, Travis Kalanick, was forced to resign and 20 employees were reportedly dismissed. For many, a movement had begun.

Speak-up for performance

How do you improve performance? Do you cut costs and focus on efficiency, or invest in sales, technology and marketing? Should you develop your product suite or start from scratch on something new? Do you grow local market share or explore uncharted territories? You can't do it all, so you need to prioritise with your colleagues... Engaging in that task conflict effectively needs a culture where everyone can speak-up.

Speak-up for risk

Speaking-up when you see risky behavior among your colleagues is a tough decision -- those who report misconduct often do so within the organisation first. Most prefer to talk to their managers, and some will use other channels like a hotline. Creating a culture that makes it easy for employees to speak-up about risky behavior means you can catch it early, so you can fix the problem, and before it's reported out to media or regulators.

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MoreThanNow is a London-based behavioural change agency, applying science and creativity to the biggest questions in the workplace. We’ve partnered with Ethical Systems, a research collaboration housed in NYU Stern’s Business and Society Program, who bring together the world’s leading social and behavioural scientists focused on ethical organisation design.

 
 

“Every word has consequences.

Every silence too"

Jean-Paul Sartre

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