I believe it was Gandhi who once said, “Can’t you people just mix in a little humility?” (I didn’t actually Google that quote, but I’m pretty sure it’s right.)

Point is, one of the most mystifying aspects of workplaces is they seem to render certain people incapable of believing in others and unwilling to seek advice or accept criticism. This affects both employers and employees.

Consider life in your office and how many times you’ve thought, “Why couldn’t so-and-so have just told me what he was thinking?” or “Why doesn’t so-and-so ever ask for my input?” The desire to be a part of what’s going on in a workplace, to be listened to, to be treated with respect, is not an overreach. It’s reasonable, and yet it’s a desire that’s rarely met.

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