A More Constructive Approach in Union Avoidance
For other employers out there, they see formation of union as a threat since employees can now voice out anything they want to clear up with the employers, that's why you can't blame those employers who are against this. There are different articles that would suggest the different effects if employers oppose the idea of forming union among their workers. If you are one of those employers who are not really up for a union formation then you must read this positive approach of ANH union avoidance strategy.
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.
The first thing that you must take into consideration is good governance over your subordinates, by good governance the employee relations platform must be geared towards collaborative working rather than controlling the employees. There must be a different perspective when you talk about management; it should be just managers - the superior ones over the employees who are just there to follow everything the superior tells them to do so. 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. And so, a good manager or employer treats their workers with due respect and help them in achieving their task instead of being a high almighty leader who is just there to make commands. An open line communication is very essential between the employers/managers and the workers so that problems or issues will be discussed and corrected right away. With this the management discloses to the employees the status of the business along with the accomplishments and the expected challenges that they must overcome together. What must be done next is proper implementation of the latter for once this is done properly then workers will no longer think of joining or forming a union because they know the company knows and values their effort. 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.