Entrepreneurs forming an LLC may want to look to their employees to identify innovations or improve marketing strategies, as a recent survey by a career management firm shows that more than 50 percent of employees regularly suggest ideas and improvements to make in the workplace.
A survey by Right Management revealed that most employees frequently offer suggestions, according to the Hartford Business Journal. The survey results showed that employees over the age of 55 were more likely to suggest solutions than younger employees.
Joseph Johnson, a consultant at Right Management, says that employees want to know their opinion counts.
"Making suggestions signals [employees] are thinking about the performance of the organization and want to contribute above and beyond the requirements of the job," Johnson writes at the HBJ. "This sense of ownership is a critical competitive advantage for employers that understand how to tap into this wealth of expertise."
Two management consultants writing for the Wall Street Journal agree. They say that employees doing the daily tasks usually have the best ideas about how to improve processes, and that creating an "innovation community" that connects employees with senior management can provide a platform for discussion and development.