Let’s face it, the people that work for you are your company’s backbone. The hiring, recruiting, and vetting that goes on before your employees even start the job, already showcase their level of talent. These employees represent what you stand for and your company’s values. Your employees represent knowledge and ideas, but oftentimes that resource is overlooked. Involving these employees in the decision-making process not only empowers them to contribute to the success of the organization, but will also save the company a lot of time and money.
What are these advantages you ask?
- Increases Morale
Many companies have a strict line between management and workers; however, employee involvement eliminates that distinction and opens the room for greater communication between supervisors and employees. This creates a sense of belonging and a positive work environment that not only increases job satisfaction but overall company satisfaction as well.
- Motivation and Productivity
Listening to your employees is POWERFUL! Not only does having a say provide them with intrinsic motivation, it goes hand in hand with increasing your company’s productivity. When they know their ideas have an impact and can make a real difference, it gives employees a real stake in the process and they’ll work harder to see their efforts succeed. Managers that focus on strengths are one third more likely to manage people that are engaged versus with managers that focus on weaknesses.
- Knowledge Source
There is a lot of untapped creativity and innovation that exists within your organization. Allowing room for employees to have a say will empower them and this brings forth greater opportunity for the company.
Implementing an environment of collaboration and involvement within your company drastically impacts the way the company is viewed by its own employees and by potential new hires. Having a safe social setting for employees to nurture friendships builds teamwork and trust.
SOAL Technologies emphasizes the importance of working in a team environment. Collaboration, good spirits, and team work are what lead us all to be successful. Having a work culture that supports this sense of community is what sets us apart from companies that focus solely on individual efforts and cut throat competition, and this is what makes our company stand out. We believe that autonomy in work allows everyone to contribute at their highest levels and this in turn provides rewards for the company. With employee involvement you will be sure to not only find, but keep your ideal employees working hard for you, and themselves.