Employee Input is a valuable business resource respected by any profound organization which is interested to be strong on the market: that’s because voice of employees is one of the primal sources for a company to generate new ideas, highlight and resolve existing problems, and find out loads of new opportunities to reach excellence in quality of their service. In fact, nobody knows the situation with a process better, than a person who immediately works at this process daily, so it is desirable for a company to interrogate their workers on what they think about managerial methods, utilized technology, current business strategy, and other attitudes – these efforts may result into tons of “discoveries” and fresh ideas. There are several methods “to listen” the voice of the employees:
- On-going surveys with narrowed ranges of questions and responses;
- Regular face-to-face meetings for discussing the pending topics;
- Openness to suggestions and optimization (special mail box for suggestions);
- Interviews with employees to immediately derive their opinions;
All these methods are used to initiate a dialogue with employees, allowing the management not only picking up some interesting and useful ideas, but also to let the employees contributing into further development of suggestions they made. Employee input is also a source of constructive criticism which may help the management to reveal many hidden issues with current attitudes.