I once held a position at a certain workplace during my earlier years of employment. I had been working at the institution for the past five months when the management proposed making a change to the shift structure. The shift structure meant that my time began two hours earlier than it did with the previous structure.
This would greatly inconvenience me as it would interfere with the arrangement I had already set for my day. The management communicated this plan, and I was joined by some colleagues who expressed similar concerns. Some employees felt that the company no longer considered the views of the employees, despite the human resource mantra being valued worker welfare.
I felt that the management would have made a better decision if the employees had been consulted and their views on the matter considered. This would ensure that agreements would be made, with every employee customizing the tie they were most productive and comfortable to contribute to the welfare of the company.
I initially resulted to calling sick more often to protest these changes before uniting with some other disgruntled employees and presenting our grievances. The management considered our views and included us in making the changes that ensured the majority of the employees were comfortable with their shift changes.