Effective Use Of Employee Voice And An Increase Of Productivity And Well Being And Productivity

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EFFECTIVE USE OF MANAGERS’ ENCOURAGEMET OF EMPLOYEE VOICE CAN LEAD TO A LIFT IN WELL-BEING AND PRODUCTIVITY.

Managers’ encouragement of employee voice can result in an overall increase of productivity and well-being. First of all, a fundamental term which must be understood is the definition of ‘Employee voice (EV)’. Wilkinson and Fay (2011) summarise ‘voice’ as how much say an employee has in regard to decision making in the workplace. Furthermore, in this essay a range of arguments will be developed in order to determine whether or not managers’ encouragement of EV can lead to an increase of productivity and well-being. In particular, this essay will focus mostly on how managers utilise EV and how it contributes to overall well-being and productivity. In context, topics include; how employees’ psychological safety interferes with EV, at what ‘depth’ is managers’ encouragement of EV effective and consideration towards whether it is a result of productivity and wellbeing, and lastly how the opinion of the manager affects EV. Through thorough research into the aforementioned topics, managers’ encouragement of EV is expected to increase productivity and well-being within the workplace.
EV has commonly been associated with threat and a decrease in psychological safety causing reluctance to partake in speaking up, however with effective encouragement of EV it can be beneficial to employees’ well-being and productivity within the workplace (Detert & Burris, 2007).…
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