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Leveraging the Power of Employee Voices: The Art of Attentive Listening

We’d like to address an important issue!

It seems that amidst the buzz surrounding workplace assessments and employee wellbeing, some organisations have forgotten a crucial element – their people.

As ergonomists and advocates for creating healthier work environments, we believe it’s important to include the voices of your people in your processes.

At Inspired Ergonomics, we firmly believe that a successful workplace assessment should be more than just a tick in the box. It should be a transformative process that addresses the root causes of discomfort, promotes education, and fosters open lines of communication.

Unfortunately, in many cases, organisations tend to approach these assessments with a heavy-handed management-led procedure that’s primarily focused on checking off a task list.

While it’s commendable that businesses are taking positive steps with regards to employee wellbeing, it’s crucial to remember that a checkbox mentality falls short of understanding the true issues at ground level. True change cannot occur without engaging in meaningful conversations, providing education, and actively seeking feedback from the very people who make your business work – the employees!

Feedback is a crucial component of the equation. Regular check-ins, surveys, and focus groups can provide invaluable insights into what’s working and what can be improved. By actively listening to our employees, we not only gain a deeper understanding of their needs but we also build a sense of ownership and engagement. When employees know their voices are heard, they become advocates for positive change.

Do you want to shift the focus from “we have done that” to “we are doing this together”? Then come and talk to us at Inspired Ergonomics about how we can help your organisation. Let’s spark the change we wish to see and create a brighter, healthier future for our workforce. Together, we can make a difference.

Nichola Adams

Founder of Inspired Ergonomics

Nichola Adams, MSc Health Ergonomics, Tech CIEHF, ACPOHE Reg Member, is the Founder of Inspired Ergonomics.

Nichola is a specialist in back pain disorders in the workplace. Inspired Ergonomics regularly provides consultancy services to leading UK and International companies on how to reduce and prevent back pain in the workplace as well as working with rehabilitation companies.

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