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LEYVA-MORAL, Juan M.. Organizational silence: Reasons and implications of silence in the workplace: a literature review. Index Enferm [online]. 2007, vol.16, n.57, pp.33-36. ISSN 1699-5988.

Silence in the workplace may have important consequences on the decision-making process and it may interfere with the solving-problems ability. There is a lack of evidence explorin this topic. Therefore, this literature review explores the reasons and implications of keeping silent in the workplace. The aim of this paper is to explore the reasons and the implications that silence has within the workplace. Employees are very interested in their workplace’s future, in keeping good relationships, and in being well considered, and it is precisely this position that is making them more inhibited in the workplace. Disengagement, fear and co-operation are the main reasons why people remain silent among employees in the workplace. All the articles used in this paper come from English and American business and management journals. This issue highlights the need of nursing research about the topic of discussion in Spain.

Palabras clave : Organizational silence; Silence in the workplace; Labor relations; Occupational health.

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