My organisation has recently completed an employee engagement survey for the first time in several years. The organisation is in the public sector with a hierarchical, uniformed culture. Employees work a variety of different shift patterns, widely dispersed across the county at different locations. Although many work in small established teams and departments, others can spend most of their day working independently.
One of the key findings of the survey is that many of our employees feel disconnected from decisions that are made and lack meaningful relationships with other parts of the organisation. We have established a working group to review how key messages are communicated to all staff, and determine the best ways that employees can become better connected at all levels.
I would be really interested to learn more about the experiences of others that have worked in organisations that have successfully improved connections between staff and how this has been achieved.