By Steve Murrells, Co-op CEO
I’m pleased to announce that Talkback About Your Leader is now live for colleagues within Food, Funeralcare, Legal Services and the Support Centre.
Hearing from colleagues and understanding their experiences at Co-op is integral to the way we work and run as a business. We can’t evolve and make effective change without feedback from the people who make the biggest impact – which is you.
We’re committed to making Co-op a great place to work for everyone, so I strongly encourage you to take part and have your say. The survey will ask about your opinions working for Co-op and the experience your manager creates. There are three key things the results will enable us to do:
- Examine the direction of our key priorities and how they affect our colleagues
- Understand how our leaders engage and inspire colleagues through their behaviours
- Help your manager understand their strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement and how they can build a better Co-op experience for their colleagues
Helen and I have filmed a short video, where we discuss how Talkback helps benefit all colleagues and leaders in more detail.
You don’t need an invitation to take part – anyone can do it at any time from any device. Just go to www.coop.co.uk/talkback and type in your employee number. The survey is 100% confidential, and is run by an independent supplier, so we have no way to receive your individual input or responses.
Once the results are in, we’ll be working closely with your leaders to create effective action planning to help them work with you on building better and more effective working relationships.
We have some special messages from Jo Whitfield, Sam Tyrer, Caoilionn Hurley and Andy Perry, who talk about how Talkback has helped shape them as leaders, and what Talkback means for their business areas and teams. Please make sure you take a look:
Finally, don’t forget to read some about some of the amazing things our colleagues have done thanks to the feedback they’ve received from Talkback here.
*Please note, if you work in Funeralcare, you can also access the video on Colleague Vox Pops