Your voice defines the value that you bring to the work place so it’s really important to speak up when you have useful ideas or comments. The less you say, the more you allow others to define your identity. The opposite is also true, of course; if you’re too outspoken then you will most likely be judged for being cocky and too outspoken. However, the rule “only speak when spoken to” is definitely one to be broken in the work place. It’s important that you express your views in order to be taken seriously and not be bypassed by others. Who wants to blend in as part of that furniture? Not us!