This came up in the HR thread and I thought I would start a new one on a question that I have been curious about. Are these more common/successful in certain cultures? With my team of mostly Americans, the juniors tend not to hold back. Not sure if Brits are a bit more reticent. At the risk of stereotyping a bit, I find it hard to believe that in an Asian office people would be as forthcoming with critiquing their superiors even if it is meant to be anonymous.