In 7 Things Every Employee Wants From Their Boss, the number one item on their employee wish list is to take action on employee suggestions.
I agree! Even if what you as the boss are saying amounts to “I acknowledge what you are saying; we’re not going to go with it at this time because of X and Y,” that’s still taking action. If you let suggestions slide, emails pile up, and repeated requests for feedback go unanswered, your employees are faced with the unenviable task of trying to read your mind, which can include interpreting your silence in any number of unflattering (to you) and detrimental (to them) ways.
What do you wish your boss would do? And you don’t have to stop at just one!