The positive effects of giving employees a prominent voice and making sure employees are heard in the workplace have never been stronger. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a balancing of power between employees and their managers.
The managers who have taken the time to listen to their teams’ concerns and opinions have seen exponentially greater benefits to the company than those who have continued on the traditional route of passively listening to their employees.
Your business might very much be something that belongs to you, but as it grows, its success and the operation of your services likely wouldn’t be possible without your employees’ work. It’s easy to ignore that and see yourself as the one who holds all of the power due to the benefits that you might provide them with, but maintaining employee happiness could be more vital to your business than you expect.
Not only does this go a long way to fostering a positive work environment in general, but it can also reduce your staff turnover and develop stronger relationships between you and your employees, which translates into higher productivity levels.