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Leaders: do you really listen to your employees and teams?

Leaders: do you really listen to your employees and teams?

This week I spoke to 700 employees from a huge international organisation about inclusive communication in the workplace.

Many audience members asked for advice on what to do when youโ€™re in a very hierarchical setup and your boss/management doesn’t listen.

โ–ช๏ธSome individuals shared feeling powerless to speak up.

โ–ช๏ธOthers felt that even when they do make suggestions, their voices aren’t heard.

โ–ช๏ธA few even suggested that their bosses enjoyed bringing them down in public by minimising their ideas and contributions.

If you’re a leader whose teams aren’t free to express themselves, there can be a serious impact on innovation, retention, productivity, belonging and more.

This brief article (link in comments) suggests a few things you can do to turn the situation around and create more openness.

One of the suggestions is to make employee reviews ongoing.

‘๐˜ผ๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™–๐™˜๐™ž๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™จ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™œ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ช๐™ฅ, ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™–๐™˜๐™ง๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™ž๐™š๐™ง๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™๐™ฎ.’

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