I don’t know who said it first, but having a healthy speak-up culture does not only serve the compliance function.
When employees feel comfortable enough to raise concerns, they usually feel comfortable enough to share good ideas.
A good idea often brings disagreement. It disagrees with the old way of doing things, and some people are likely to disagree with the new idea.
We need organizations that can live with disagreements. As the world changes (and it always does), the faster new ideas are welcome, the more resilient is the organization.
Building a speak-up culture may be the most important thing we can work on.