Stats: 30% of Employees Lack Confidence to Contribute to Meetings

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Here’s an interesting report for travel agency managers looking to get the most out of their employees: according to new research from IT and services company Vevox, more than a quarter of employees lack the confidence to contribute to meetings.

The research found that more than a third (34%) of employees in large organizations say that management rarely or never listens to them and addresses their ideas. In contrast, only 7 percent of the employees working in large organizations surveyed felt they were always listened to.

The research also found that more than half of employees (57%) are often afraid to voice ideas to management about how their role or the business could be improved. In addition, just under a third of respondents (30%) said they either lacked confidence or the opportunity to contribute to company meetings.

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More key stats from the report: More than one third (36%) of the overall sample claim their organization does not have a process in place to address employee ideas, and a further 35 percent are unsure if there is a process. However, 42% percent think their organization is committed to putting employee ideas that meet the required standard into development.

Respondents were also asked which process to assess and develop ideas they would like to see in their organization. The two most popular options were “suggestion boxes” (41%) and “engagement with the management team” (28%).

The survey also found that if management listened to and addressed more of their ideas, 55 percent of employees would feel happier and more valued, while almost a quarter (23%) felt they would be more able to voice their opinions openly in the future.

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