Meaning – The word ‘hear’, refers to the act of understanding, listening to, and sympathizing with the situation that another individual is going through.
In an organization, there may be situations where a subordinate may be facing a problem or a situation, and the minimum he/she expects is for someone to hear them out.
Once you hear what the problem or situation is, you can then decide whether or not, you can assist them in the same. This depends on the situation they are facing and the time frame available at that point in time.
Example of usage – “He was instructed by the manager to assist in the other projects, due to his extensive expertise. Since he was already swamped with lots of assignments, he decided to first hear out what the requirements are, before making his decision.”