Employee voice from different perspectives

This workshop will introduce participants to a range of diverse perspectives from which voice and silence in organisations can be understood whilst acting as the inaugural event for the voice and silence community (VSC). An understanding of what encourages employees to voice is a fundamental concern for the HR professional and operational manager, yet preoccupations remain over how organisations can create conditions conducive to voice. Voice and silence scholars have traditionally focused on the role of the individual and the manager as main influences over voice and silence, yet contextual factors, as well as different types of voice have been shown to be highly influential. In the morning, the workshop will explore a number of contextual influences such as economic austerity, the presence of trade unions, the formality of voice mechanisms, and managerial processes. In the afternoon we will focus on one particular and topical form of voice, whistleblowing. To finalise the day, a workshop activity will discuss next steps for the voice and silence community, including subsequent events and collaborative opportunities.

Registration and Fees


Students £15
BAM members £20
Non-BAM members £35

Registration Deadline: 5th March 2019

If you are not a BAM member and would like to join BAM or find out more about the benefits of being a BAM member, please go to BAM membership

Who Should Attend

This workshop will be of interest to scholars in the field of voice and silence as well as practitioners interested in how to harness the power of employees’ voices

Benefits of Attendance

• Increased awareness of diverse influences over voice and silence 
• Networking opportunity 
• Discussion around collaborations and subsequent events


Professor Jimmy Donaghey, Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick
Professor John Blenkinsopp, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University Newcastle
Professor Kate Kenny, NUI Galway
Dr Rea Prouska, London South Bank University
Dr Stewart Johnstone, Newcastle University Business School
Dr Sarah Brooks, Sheffield University Management School


The Agenda for the day can be found here

Date and Venue

Wednesday 6th March 9.30am - 4.30pm

Sheffield University Management School
Middleton Lecture Theatre
Conduit Road
S10 1FL


For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Brooks: s.brooks@sheffield.ac.uk

For general enquires, please contact Linh Dang at the BAM Office at eventsofficer@bam.ac.uk, or on 02073837770


Event Details

When: March 6, 2019 at 9:30am—4:30pm

Where: Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL

Type: Alumni, Student, Business

Book Event