How to start a Suggestion Scheme – part 2


How to start a Suggestion Scheme:

In part one we looked at how to start a suggestion programme and some reasons why it will fail, in part two we will look in more depth on how to develop a scheme.

Steps to developing a programme

First step – Scoping Study

At the outset a scoping study should be undertaken to ensure management agreement, ownership and support for the programme. Identify the reporting structure within the organisation and who will drive from the centre.

When undertaking a scoping study it is essential to identify any other quality initiatives being used within the organisation and identifying how the suggestion scheme will fit with these. Integrating all change or quality improvement programmes enables employees to better understand the overall process and ensures that the suggestion scheme is integrated within such programmes. It should not be something that stands alone.

Comparative studies and benchmarking information can be useful to highlight what can be achieved by the implementation of a successful programme.

Some factors that can contribute to a successful programme:

  • Visible commitment from the top of the organisation
  • Business planning; setting aims, objectives, targets and measures
  • Sound administrative procedures should be in place before the scheme is launched
  • Equitable awards structure/recognition programme. The reward and recognition structure should be established and communicated widely throughout the organisation
  • Continuous promotion and publicity. Prepare a marketing plan
  • Effective evaluation and implementation of ideas

How to start a Suggestion Scheme:

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