Looking from an organisational point of view (and as already explained in one of the moonshots), In deciding to spend millions of dollars to enter a new market or back a new technology, senior leaders seldom seek the advice of rank-and-file employees. However, those on the ground are often best placed to evaluate the issues that will make or break a new strategy. Thus, by limiting the role of these employees, the organisations are at a even bigger loss.
A typical day in the life of an employee - He goes to the office in the morning, sits on his desk, gets instructions from his manager, performs his daily routine work and goes back home thinking about promotion, salary hike and related issues.
According to a recent study, most of the employees view themselves as a separate entity from their organisation. My solution tries to bring the employees and their organisation closer, help the top-level management gain a better understanding of their views and opinions and make better strategic decisions.
My solution consists of two parts -
A team of 4 employees is selected and given a chance to work with the CEO for a day. The selection of the employees can be completely random or based upon certain criteria like minimum work period in the organisation or self nomination by the employees.
The team will be informed a week in advance so that they can contact the other members and get to know each other. On the day of the programme, the teams will report to the "1 Day CEO" room instead of their usual departments. They will have a meeting with the CEO in-person or through Audio/video conferencing. The CEO will brief them about the latest issues and challenges which their company is facing. The team then needs to select an issue of their choice to act upon. Additionally, the CEO will also be giving a task to this team to conclude upon by the EOD.
The team will be in touch with the CEO and other top-level executives throughout the day and submit their solution on the same day. The solution can be in the form of a brief presentation which will be shown to the CEO and also mailed to other employees for their feedback and awareness.
This activity can be carried out on a monthly or a weekly basis.
Impact 2: Motivation to the employees towards bringing innovation and express their opinions freely on issues related to their specific domain and team interest.
Impact 3: Improved quality of top-level decision making with fresh perspective and innovative ideas brought in by the rank-and-file employees.
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