Listen to Lead: Raise Retention and Boost Business

How to convert employee insights into growth


Listen, Act, Be Accountable

Seismic changes in the employment landscape have reframed the future of work. Listen to Lead introduces a new framework – Listen, Act, Be Accountable – and takes companies through a learning journey to understand and value employee voice as critical to resilient, sustainable, and successful business operations.

  • Listen

  • Act

  • Be Accountable

Vetted By Industry Experts

The LAB Framework


of executives say that employee engagement is important to organizational success
– Harvard Business Review


of global executives identified employees as a top three stakeholder
Russell Reynolds Annual Global Leadership Monitor


of voluntarily exiting employees say their manager or organization could have done something to prevent them from leaving

Listen to Lead Highlights

  • LAB Framework

    An actionable framework to fast-track company growth and cultural change

  • Tools & Resources

    Tools and resources for operationalizing employee insights

  • Case Studies

    Studies from organizations who increased their competitiveness through employee engagement

Our Partners

A coalition of organizations supported by the Ford Foundation developed The Business Case for Listening, a guide to help leaders understand the value of capturing and acting on employee voice to build more resilient and competitive companies.

Partnership on AI
Just Capital
Tech Equity Collaborative
Policy Link Alliance
Good Jobs Institute
Rural Democracy Initiative

Created in partnership with

Ford Foundation Provoc