How questioning seniors is taken negatively

Updated: Mar 26, 2021

Right from childhood, Indians have been traditionally taught not to backtalk or question elders. It is so deep-rooted that sometimes asking your doubts is also considered to be wrong, in fact, this gesture is insulting elders. The matter becomes worse when the elders are actually wrong and you are trying to correct it or asking for a justification in order to understand their perspective better. Do you think this behavior is affecting the corporate culture?

The answer is Yes.

The corporate scenario is very similar to what we experience in our personal lives. Even though the corporate and the bosses always boast about being open to discussions, taking feedback, and accepting criticism; the reality is nowhere near this.