The purpose of the workshop is to improve the company following discussion with the company's employees.
I'm not sure about the word following. What is its grammar function in the sentence?
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This sentence is a little confusing. I think it might be reworded to:
After the employees discuss it, the workshop should improve the company.
Although I am not sure if this is the meaning you are trying to impart. Following is a synonym to after.
EDIT: Some comments have suggested another possible meaning.
The purpose of the workshop is to improve the company according to the suggestions of the employees.
In this case, following is a synonym to according to.