Tell Your Boss Anything is a new site to help anonymous worker bees and cubicle monkeys send anonymous emails to their boss. The straight-forward site has been live for a month and comes to us courtesy of Canadian Tom Williams. Read Write Web has more:
Here’s how it works: For $20 a month, you can send messages to your boss. The service filters for vulgarity and other offensive comments. (Less than 20 percent of sent messages have been rejected, he says, an outcome that can get the sender booted.) Your superior can see the message, but not your identity. That way, you can give honest feedback, and the people upstairs can’t punish you for being honest. The service encourages them to respond and (hopefully) address the problem.
It’s always amazed me that people can’t handle harsh truths from others. Or don’t feel comfortable being honest when prompted to do so out of fear that their honestly will be rejected. I think there’s only a handful of people in this world I feel comfortable being bluntly honest with and vice versa.
Interesting concept from a conflict resolution and mediation standpoint. Wonder how this goes over in companies?