Suggestion Box Systems: How to Escape the Fatal Flaw

Boom Pop ArtDid you know there is one fatal flaw that can cause your suggestion box system to self-destruct?

Yup, it’s true. And, unfortunately, many organizations suffer from it.

What is this common flaw, you ask?

Here’s the short answer: Relying on extrinsic motivators.

Extrinsic motivators are dangerously easy to implement. That’s why many organizations try to use them. Don’t fall into that trap!

By now, you might be wondering why extrinsic motivators are such a big deal. Let us take a look… [Read more…]

Should Suggestion Box Systems Use Anonymous Suggestions?

Businessman, shrugging, shoulders, unsure“Should we allow anonymous suggestions for our suggestion box?”

I’ve been asked this question many times by companies implementing employee suggestion programs.

Allowing anonymous suggestions for a suggestion box has its pluses and minuses. However, there is a better approach available. Keep reading to find out what it is… [Read more…]

Employee Engagement: Definition and Benefits

Happy EmployeesEmployee Engagement. This popular term has been thrown around a lot, but do you know what it actually means? What makes your employees engaged? And how does that benefit your organization?

Let’s clear the air and define what employee engagement is…

An “engaged employee” is someone who is fully involved in and inherently enthusiastic about their work and organization. 

The more engaged an employee, the more loyal they will be to the organization. Engaged employees act in the best interest of  [Read more…]