Demonstrating to employees that their voice is heard positively impacts engagement by supporting a listening environment in which employees feel empowered and supported.
One study on Employee Voice found that increasing Employee Voice resulted in:
- A stronger feeling of control
- Increased satisfaction and motivation
- Decreased stress
While another study found that providing opportunities for employees to provide suggestions fostered:
- Greater participation
- Enhanced employee sense of belonging
Some management researchers have even argued that providing opportunities for employees to use their voice may have a more significant impact on commitment to an employer than the way they are paid.