Are you listening?

Are you listening to your employees?

I find it fascinating how often the employees have great suggestions and ideas and how they are just as often ignored until a 3rd party comes in and repeats exactly what they had been saying for free. If you have a great team, maybe listening a little closer could pay some great dividends? And I bet employee satisfaction goes up too.

Side note: don’t ask for feedback or suggestions if you aren’t going to do anything with the data. Asking for the feedback and then ignoring it is not only disrespectful but it will also teach the team their opinion will be ignored. Don’t waste that trust.

Author: yourcto

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