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Help your employees be heard

If employees feel that their voices are not being heard they may strike out against their employer in a number of ways. Social media has given workers an extra channel to discuss and complain about situations at their work.

If employees feel that their voices are not being heard, they may strike out against their employer in a number of ways. Social media gives workers an extra channel to discuss and complain about their working situations. Negative social media interactions may generate problems between coworkers, supervisors and lead to a drop in office morale, which puts the onus on organizations to resolve any major issues by showing the importance of communication.

Companies can open a dialog with staff members by using employee incentive programs. These initiatives allow managers to recognize the suggestions of workers. Publicly acknowledging those who have contributed to new work procedures, product improvements and other aspects of the firm ensures that every employee knows how valuable their voice is to the continued success of the company.

Incentive programs create a channel for feedback about specific issues within the company. Meeting with teams regularly about short-term and long-term goals gives workers the opportunity to offer suggestions about how to best meet those objectives. Social media can even be used as the channel within which to discuss new ideas. This strategy can be used to boost communication throughout the organization and empower employees to speak up when they notice areas ready for improvements.

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