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Give Employees a Voice: Reap the Rewards of Productivity in the Workplace

Consult employees and ask questions to increase productivity in the workplace

Consult employees and ask questions to increase productivity in the workplace.

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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Empower Employees to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Empower employees to increase productivity in the workplace

When you empower employees it will increase productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance

A manager can approach their role in various ways. They could take a dictatorial stance; telling their employees what they can and can’t do, shouting at them when they make mistakes and maintaining an air of aloofness. However, the environment that this fosters can hardly be said to be productive. A productive workforce will run through brick walls for their manager, yet a dictatorial manager would struggle to muster such a response. In order to illicit the right response from your employees, consider the following.


If a person makes a mistake, they will often feel like they’ve let everyone down. The last thing that they need in such situations is an ear-full from the boss. Out of every mistake, there is an opportunity: empower your employee by giving them the opportunity to rectify their mistake, either on their own or within the team. By doing this, the employee will feel that they have achieved something, rather than dwelling on the mistake.

Be an Equal

It is very difficult to break down the employer/employee relationship. However, even if it remains intact, it is still possible for the gap to be reduced sufficiently. Employees don’t want to be treated like mere components; they want to be respected and treated as individuals. Take the time to get to know your employees; take them for drinks or a meal every so often. By doing such things, you begin to be seen as more of an equal, rather than just ‘the boss.’ A person is more likely to work hard for somebody who respects them, and doesn’t patronize them.

Don’t belittle your employees; empower them through conversations and encouragement and reap the rewards later!

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