EMPLOYEE VOICE STRATEGIES AND COLLABORATION OF INSURANCE COMPANIES IN PORT HARCOURT
This work examined the relationship between employee voice strategies and collaboration of insurance companies in Port Harcourt. Objectives of the study were to examine how dimensions of employee voice strategies such as joint consultation and suggestion box enhances shared goal and knowledge sharing in the workplace. The study adopted the survey research design. The target population for this study comprised of 75 from 5 insurance companies in Port Harcourt. The entire population was used as sample. Data were collected through primary (questionnaire). A structured questionnaire designed in four point likert rating scale format was adopted for the collection of data. In the course of administering the questionnaires, the researcher was able to retrieve 71 copies. Spearman Ranking (r) was used for the test of hypotheses via SPSS Version 23.0. The findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between employee voice strategies (joint consultation and suggestion box) and collaboration (knowledge sharing and shared goal) of insurance companies Port Harcourt. The study concluded that employee voice strategies enhance collaboration in the workplace. The study recommended among others that management of insurance companies in Port Harcourt should establish formal structures for joint consultation to bring together representatives from both management and employees, thereby enhancing their collaboration in the workplace; Suggestion box in the workplace should be made anonymous. This will allow employees to freely express their ideas, concerns, and suggestions without fear of retribution or judgment. By implementing an anonymous suggestion box, organizations can gather a wider range of perspectives and ideas, leading to effective collaboration, thereby attaining its predetermined goals and objectives.