Introduction Getting employees' ideas and getting their involvement is critical in our rapidly changing world. If your company is going to be competitive, it's mandatory to involve not just hands, but the ideas from everyone in your organization. This issue is about ways to involve employees. People who work for organizations often have ideas and thoughts that could make all the difference but they don't express them. Employee involvement significantly benefits a business by tapping into their greatest resources, their employees. What is Employee Involvement? What is Employee Involvement? It is a participative style of management and a range of activities that are designed to increase employees' understanding of the organization, utilize their talents, enable them to influence decisions, and encourage their commitment to the goals of the organization. What is the Purpose of Employee Involvement? Why is it important to capture ideas and suggestions? For starters, the process improves individual motivation and morale. Involvement programs help capture the creativity, energy, and ideas many people have. They also allow departments and individuals to work cross-functionally, and create an environment of learning and constant renewal. What are the Benefits of Employee Involvement? Employee involvement can: improve efficiency improve quality and competitiveness increase job satisfaction and motivation Encourage co-operation and improve industrial relations. Methods of Involving Employees There are two methods of involving employees: indirect involvement where a representative acts on behalf of employees direct involvement where employees are involved in decisions about how they work Methods of Involving Employees Effective communications are essential to the success of employee involvement. It is important to create the right climate and maintain communications systems which aid a free flow of information within an organization. Regular meetings also help to involve employees. Conclusion One of the greatest underlying factors in the success or failure of any organization is the power of its people, and how well that power is focused towards meeting the organization's objectives. Conclusion Employee involvement is a process for empowering employees to participate in managerial decision- making and improvement activities appropriate to their levels in the organization. Conclusion Empowerment means that all employees feel that they have the responsibility and authority to participate in decision making and problem solving in their appropriate operating levels. It's obvious that a whole company of skilled and capable problem solvers will have a distinct competitive advantage over an organization with only a few keys contributors and an army of drones.
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