Psychotherapy And Counselling
Learning & Teaching Fellow (retired)
B K BHATIA
Director Of Company
Private Consultant On Labour Laws
Hr, Ir, Law, Disc. Matters
Senior Hr, Hyderabad
Creating Open Forums to listen to grievances of people is sometimes a tricky process to manage. Though it can help in releasing some pant up emotions, but there is an inherent danger of uniting people on issues which impact on budgets & may thus not be palatable to the management.
10th February 2014 From India, Delhi
In a company that I worked for, in the UK, we had a suggestions box into which people could put their views (anonymously if they chose to). The responses were analysed and ranked and feedback was given in the internal bulletin.
May we kindly know whether you have a union or unions representing the workers or is there any move to form a union by the workers? If so, soliciting views like you intend to do may run into problems.
11th February 2014 From United Kingdom
Can we discuss this over a phone call ? There are lot of things to be taken care of before you start.
You need to identify atleast 3 issues, that you would want to address through these forums and then start planning towards it.
Building engagement is a long term program .
You can plan for help desk , where employees can get answers individually.
You can plan for focus group meetings, where you identify attendees and brainstorm on the solutions to the problem they face.
The final one is the Townhall , where you invite all your employees to attend and request one of your top leaders to address the common concerns.
There are lot of drill downs that we need to plan . Lets take one thing at a time and plan for it.
11th February 2014 From India, Mumbai
12th February 2014 From India, Bhopal
With respect to all your suggestions, I would like to add that Questionaire method, though its old one, but one of the best method adopted for survey. you can have list of basic and normal way of questions drawn. calculate and divide on the basis of their views. no need to make it complicated. just make it simple way. it will be helpful to understand their mindset, interest level, their emotions and feelings, motivational level, perfomance efforts and rewards.
Kindly seniors can you please suggest me some of these types of surveys or releated to this any kind of freelancer, part time job in Dubai.
12th February 2014 From India, Madras
I am not able to understand the underlying motive for creating another Forum, when The Industrial Disputes Act,1947 already provides for the Works Committee under Section 3, whose main duties are inter alia to comment upon matters of common interest or concern, where there full scope for discussing any work related issues or their grievances. Since you have mentioned that your Engineering Firm is a public limited company, then I am sure, you must have implemented Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM), which is another good Forum to discussed all general as well as work related issues. Vide an amendment Act of 24 of 2010, the Central Govt has also added Chapter II B for formation of a "Grievance Redressal Machinery". Since yours is an Engineering Firm, you must have Safety committee or Production Committee etc with you, where all works related issues can be discuss or the feed back can be sought for.
I fully support Sh BK Bhatia for his views that creating an open Forums to listen to grievances of people is sometimes backfire creating an unruly scenes,which become difficult to control as a result, the whole objective is vitiated. I am of the opinion that in Open Forum more subjective issues are raised instead of common issues. Rest is left to you.
Member since Aug 2011
14th February 2014 From India, Mumbai