6 Steps to Start an Employee Suggestion Program: Step 4

Cartoon scientistThis is the fourth post in our series on how to establish a successful Employee Suggestion Program (ESP), in part based on the book Employee Driven Quality.

Our last post covered Step 3: Creating A Detailed Framework of Your Employee Suggestion Program.

In this post we will cover Step 4: Pilot for Your Employee Suggestion Program.

What does a “Pilot” mean?

A pilot is a small-scale test that will help your organization learn how a large-scale project might work once implemented.

You can set up the guidelines of your ESP pilot by asking 4 questions. What are these questions? Let us take a look at them one at a time.

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3 Tips to Breathe Life Into Your Employee Suggestion Program

Neon butterflyIs your Employee Suggestion Program losing momentum?

Don’t forget that your employees can be the best source of innovation. If your organization experiences a drop in suggestions, here are 3 tips to get your ESP back on track.

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12 Ways to Effectively Recognize Employee Suggestions

Happy-Dog-300x300Are you recognizing your employees for their ideas?

Recognizing your employees for their helpful suggestions can encourage them to submit more and better ideas to benefit your organization. Find out why it’s important to recognize your employees’ ideas and 12 effective ways to do so… [Read more…]

How to Turn Employee Complaints Into Ideas

Creating new ideasComplaints can often feel difficult to deal with. Especially when those complaints come from your own employees.

But the good news is your employees’ complaints can help improve your organization. Learn how to handle the complaints that come through your suggestion box system and turn your employees’ complaints into ideas with these 3 tips… [Read more…]

How to Respond to Employee Suggestions

3d Penguin in baseball cap with first aid kitYour employee suggestion box system in place and you have your employee’s suggestions, so now what? How do you respond to your employees’ suggestions?

Responding and acting on employee suggestions will engage your employees and encourage them to submit more helpful ideas. Acting on them will also show your employees that you take their suggestions seriously and want to use them to improve your organization. Learn how you should respond to your employees’ feedback with the following tips…

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