There is no denying that employees play a major part in the overall running and success of a company, which is why their insight is vital and should be carefully considered. Employees who work on the frontline are there day to day seeing first hand how a business operates. This means that they have knowledge, ideas and solutions that those higher up aren’t always privy to. When there is a crisis, it’s often employees that provide a valuable insight into the problem. You need to listen to employees, before transforming their ideas into worthwhile solutions.
Turning Employee Ideas Into Solutions
A lot of business owners, directors and people managers underestimate the importance of employee voices. It's more than just a nice to have for engagement. Though they may not be in positions of management, that’s not to say that an team member doesn’t have an unmatched understanding of what’s going on. Considering how much time your teams spend at work, it will come as no surprise that they are likely to have a creative understanding of how to operate in times of crisis. Rather than feeling overwhelmed and worried about handling a critical period, some employees may know of a way to adapt an existing business model to help. Teams may think up creating a new product, running a specific campaign or cutting costs and saving money if only they were asked. Where one person may immediately view a crisis as a major roadblock, another member of the team may see it as a way to be creative.
It’s important to remember that ensuring employees are heard doesn’t just benefit the business, but it also benefits the individual themselves. Having a voice in the workplace boosts morale and raises levels of wellbeing, which in turn helps with productivity and overall workplace happiness. Regardless of the type of business you have or industry that you work in, an employee being heard is key and this is why GetHerd exists.
Download our employee voice guide and learn how we offer employees a place to voice their ideas in real time to head office, company owners or HR and why this means leads to better outcomes. Whether ideas, feedback or concerns, our customers can relax knowing that their teams are always being heard and key insights don't go unnoticed.