Posted on July 2, 2012 by TNS Consulting Team (via Scott Spayd)
It can be difficult as an employee to be in a job where you feel that your input is not recognized. It is also hard to feel loyal or committed to an organization lacks recognition of employee opinions. How can organizations foster a healthy organization and employee decision-making process?
Our global panel study in 2011 revealed that 54% of employees feel they adequate involvement in decisions at work. While not every employee may want to make decisions that impact their job or organization, organizations may not be providing enough opportunities for employees to make decisions.
While organizations may not allow employees to take responsibility in making large decisions, there are ways that employees can have an increase in involvement. Here are some suggestions for employee involvement in organization decisions:
Benefits. We all know how important benefits are for employment. Find out what employees want and work with the feedback to provide benefits that are inline with what employees are asking for.
Schedules. More organizations are providing employees with flexible schedules. Not only is this a great option to allow employees to balance work and family life, but it also gives employees the decision as to how they want their schedule to be.
Stock options. Rather than placing all employees into the same stock option category, find out what employees really value. Some employees may prefer other options such as more available income to place into retirement funds.
Training. Training should not just be for new employees. All employees should be given the opportunity to develop their skills. Let employees tell you what training they want or think they need.
How is involvement related to satisfaction? Do you have much involvement at work?