About 57 percent of employees surveyed in a LinkedIn and Right Management online poll say they regularly make suggestions about how to improve their workplaces.
But the ideas apparently fall on deaf ears.
“Our findings suggest a surprising number of employees go the extra mile by making suggestions in the workplace,” said Mark Schmitz, general manager at Right Management. ”At the same time, however, in our experience, there is little evidence that companies really listen to employee suggestions – or more important, try to benefit from their perspective and enthusiasm.”
Companies who don’t pay attention lose out on an opportunity.
“For employers, the implications are pretty clear,” he said. “Research shows that the top two drivers of employee engagement are feeling valued by senior leaders and having employee opinions count.”