How to start a Suggestion Scheme – part 3


How to start a Suggestion Scheme:

Previously we have looked at why to start a programme and then developing it, now we will cover why support for the scheme is important.

Leadership/Management Support

The active commitment and involvement of senior management will impact greatly on the benefits realised by the suggestion scheme. Evidence shows that organisations where senior management is actively involved can achieve 50% to 90% participation rates with up to 75% of these ideas being implemented. (This information is available to members within the website.)

Strong and active management commitment and support will result in a strong and active suggestion/recognition programme.

What are some of the ways leaders/managers demonstrate support?

  • By setting goals and targets for the suggestion scheme and ensuring these are communicated within the organisation
  • By active involvement in recognition events
  • By encouraging a culture, which fosters creativity and innovation, inspiring change and recognising and rewarding people for their efforts.

A number of ways to gain support for the programme:

  • Gather benchmarking information – show how successful other organisations are, this is one of the most important aspect of ideasUK, we can help you benchmark with our members worldwide
  • Highlight benefits gained from implementing employee ideas – financial and non financial
  • se the ideasUK Toolbox (Which is free to members) in planning and reviewing procedures. Scheme credibility is enhanced by the effective use of business plans with targets, measures etc. This also allows for early identification of potential problems within the programme which need to be addressed to ensure continuing success
  • Report regularly to management on all outcomes of the programme
  • Working towards and gaining ideasUK Accreditation for your programme

How to start a Suggestion Scheme:

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