Can you hear me now?

A gallup poll recently published these statistics.

Ignore an employees’ idea and they become disengaged.

This disengagement costs U.S. companies $450 to 550 billion a year.

Ignore an employees’ idea and they quit offering their ideas.

70% will not bother speaking up again.  (That’s a big deal because they are closer to your products, services and customers and more likely to have money saving, customer loyalty building ideas)

Bottom line: It’s cheaper to listen.

Give it a try.  When an employee pops by your office or cube today, stop what you are doing and give them your full attention.