LP4 Assignment Employee Involvement - 1 Employee...

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1 Employee Involvement Brian K Owens National American University April 18, 2017 MT3250 Instructor Arlene Marthaler
2 Employee Involvement Abstract The following paper will describe the benefits of employee involvement as well as identifying the four contingencies that affect the optimal level of employee involvement. We will look at the four contingencies individually and in detail as well as provide examples of each. This paper will also provide a personal workplace experience of a time that I participated in the employee involvement process. Along, with the workplace experience there will be two questions that will be addressed which are as follows: 1) What were the contingencies which affected the optimal level of involvement? 2) What were the outcomes of employee involvement?
3 Employee Involvement What is employee involvement? Employee involvement is the philosophy in which employers which would be organizations including profit and nonprofit the stakes to allow employees to make decisions that are related directly to their job. We will be discussing the benefits of employee involvement, the four contingencies, a personal experience, and lastly, we will be addressing the two questions that have been proposed in the abstract. We will first talk about the benefits of employee involvement. The benefits of employee involvement would be that it improves decision making quality and commitment with the employees. This would me that if employees are included in the decision-making process when it pertains solely to their job it will have a better outcome as far as the results go. This would also allow the employee to become more committed to their job because of the input that they can make to help better their work performance. Along with this, it will allow the improvement in the identification of a problem as well as opportunities. Improvement in the identification of a problem would be for the employee to be able to determine what the problem at hand is. Once the employee can identify the problem the next step in this would be to take a look at all of the opportunities in which the problem could be handled and it would be up to the employee to make the best decision to gain a positive outcome to problem that they are working on. Another benefit with employee involvement would be the improvement in the number and the quality of solutions generated. This would mean if employees are able to be involved in the decision-making process it will increase the number of solutions that the company has as well as decrease the amount of problems that need to be handled. In this, it will allow managers as well as other leaders in the organization to handle more of the problems that the “regular” employees are not able to handle. In return this would promote good customer service as well as allowing the managers and or leaders more time to work on more serious problems that may arise. The third benefit would be the improvement of evaluation and alternatives. This means that the employee would be allowed

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