Union Avoidance – How to Do it In a Positive Way

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Workers these days are now capable of forming a union and this is something that other employers are not really in consonance with it since this could threaten their position. Different articles would tell you that there are a number of implications if employers will remain union free. If you want to know a thing or two on how you can execute a ANH union avoidance strategy in a more positive approach then this article is what you are looking for.

The use of positive approach in union avoidance strategies is like hitting two birds with one stone, you get to keep your employees productive at the same time the possibility of forming a union is minimal. One of the most common mistakes that employers commit is to perceive that the main goal of employees forming a union is to get more money from the company.  Employers must keep in mind is that union forming reforms were made because they were not able to provide a good employee relations platform, an increased salary is not just the issue in this matter.

If you are looking for an effective employee relations platform then you must begin with the type of management style you are using to run the company, this should be inclined towards a good teamwork rather than dictatorship. In this approach, you need to see management in a different manner, management should not be solely based on the roles that employers and employee has, by this it means employers should not just be seen as high almighty beings while the employees are mere followers. Management should be more of a collective effort between the manager and the employees, that success in the company are not just done by the managers or the workers alone but from the both group. With that being said, whatever your position in the company, you are part of the success the company is having.

In this kind of management approach the main goal is for employees not to feel like disrespected and violated rather they are encourage to work even better because their managers are there to help them. Communication is still the core recipe to a better employee relations program, in other words, there must be an open line of communication between the employees and their managers. If there is a good communication then the management will be able to discuss with their employees how their business is progressing in the industry along with the challenges and accomplished goals. If these kinds of things are done properly then employees will not have any thoughts of forming a union since they know for a fact that the company values their presence. The other side of the having a proper communication in the company is letting the employees voice out their opinions or suggestions to the management.

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