How to Engage Employees to Really Speak Up

When we engage employees to really speak up, we create a culture where every employee can continue to share their best ideas. Our Voices at Work trilogy illustrates how companies are empowering every individual to co-define the best path forward. They are launching Waggl’s Employee Voice platform to engage employees on topics that matter – and generating alignment, shared ownership and trust along the way. Inviting every employee to provide this collective navigation is the future of engagement. As global analyst Josh Bersin states, “Waggl is not just an engagement and productivity tool, it’s an existential tool to running a great organization.” 

Part 1 of this trilogy addresses these barriers to creating and sustaining a Speak Up culture: lack of opportunity, and a sense of fear and futility. It outlines how to create an environment where all employees feel empowered, safe and eager to share their wisdom and expertise. Texas Children’s Hospital, Gilead Sciences and one of the world’s largest aerospace companies share how they are activating Employee Voice. In doing so, they have started a simple but profound cycle of inquiry and action. 

By activating Employee Voice as the DNA of their organization, they refine everyone’s ability – from frontline employee to senior executive – to share and receive meaningful guidance. This simultaneously builds the muscles for perpetual agility and innovation. When employees experience this new way of working, they can let go of the fear and futility that otherwise breeds silence and disengagement. 

In the coming months, look out for:

  • Part 2: How to Activate Employee Voice to Engage Teams and Managers
  • Part 3: How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

We invite you now to Learn How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture.