|Many levels of government have employee suggestion programs that reward staff members for their good ideas if and when implemented. The hope is that these suggestions can be used to improve agency processes and/or procedures. When done well, they can help agencies deliver better service, boost morale, increase motivation and save money. And we’re not talking pennies. In fact, since its inception in 1950, California’s employee suggestion program has saved the state approximately $95 million.This e-newsletter will offer tips on successfully implementing an employee suggestion program within your agency and will also discuss ways to garner participation. Keep reading for more information.|
Helpful tips for a successful employee suggestion program
Simply throwing out an idea box and expecting the ideas to flow in is somewhat of a pipe dream. Effective employee suggestion programs have several things in common:
Remember, any successful employee suggestion program needs buy-in, promotion, clear guidelines and, of course, rewards. Give it a try—you may just get that million-dollar idea.
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