Status inequities create frustration and can adversely influence productivity and willingness to remain with an organization. Because lower-status people tend to participate less in group discussions, groups with high status differences are likely to inhibit input from lower-status members and reduce their potential.
Everyone…are there high status differences in your organizations which prevent lower-status members from participating in group decisions, offering their suggestions, ideas, etc.? What was the result? What should be done to correct this?