Nita Clarke, in her article, â€œOne Team, Many Voices,â€ says employee voice means involving people in the way the business is runâ€”making sure that people at all levels are actively encouraged to give views, submit ideas and raise questions. In that climate people are listened to – not just communicated with – and have a real input into decision-making on important issues, as well as day-to-day ones. She says, â€œIt’s a good rule of thumb: if you want to know how to do something better, ask the person doing it.â€
Based on your experiences, discuss the importance (added value) of allowing employees a voice in how the organization is run. How do we as HRM professionals objectively determine the “value” of employee voice? What challenges might occur when employees are allowed to speak up individually and collectively, in an organization?
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