The stereotype of the “yes man/woman” is a common one. The idea is that employees are loathe to disagree with, or in any way offend, their bosses. Certainly, a baseline of respect is expected of employees. But, it can also be dangerous not to be up front with superiors about genuine concerns.
Managers who don’t hear honest, constructive criticism from their staff members may have trouble improving performance and achieving organizational goals and objectives.