Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance
A business consists of many different factions that, ideally, should all be pulling in the same direction and keeping productivity in the workplace at a high level. It is therefore vitally important that the employees really engage with the company; that they buy into the philosophy and culture of the organization. This is effectively achieved where the employees feel as though they are an integral part of the company. The surest way to achieve this is to ensure that your employees have a voice. This can be done in a variety of ways.
Nobody likes decisions affecting them to come out of the blue. All too often, people feel alienated by their company by a decision making process that excludes them. They then become disengaged from the company and productivity in the workplace suffers. Whenever you have to make a decision that affects a member of your company, it is wise to consult them first. This will enable them to raise any concerns that they may have, allowing you to ease their fears. What’s more, if you take their concerns on board, they will feel valued by the company; they are far more likely to work hard for you as a result.
Sometimes, employees feel as though they can’t raise their concerns to the management; that they lack any real influence and fear that dissenting will put their job at risk. Allowing employees to form committees ensures that they are able to air their concerns, and have them confidentially relayed to the management by a representative.
When you give your employees a chance to air their views, you will find that they are far more willing to work for you. A valued workforce is a workforce that will gladly maintain a high level of productivity in the workplace.
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