How to start a Suggestion Scheme – part 5


How to start a Suggestion Scheme:

We have reviewed how management support must be in place for a scheme to progress, now we will look at the importance of employees.

People

The involvement of all of the people in the organisation is vital to the success of the programme. How this will be achieved should be included within the Business and Marketing Plans.

A suggestion programme enables all employees to have a voice and to be involved. Consider how the programme will be used as a driver to ensure the involvement of all employees within the organisation in continuous improvement activities.

Training and development requirements need to be considered.

For example:

  • Do suggestors, evaluators or other stakeholders, such as line managers or co-ordinators, need to be trained or do they require coaching or mentoring?
  • Do they all have the necessary skills to enable them to undertake their individual responsibilities?

Recognition events and activities. Consider how success will be celebrated within your organisation. Ensure that all involved in the programme are recognised for their participation – not only the winners.

Be sure to seek feedback from all stakeholders by staff surveys, questionnaires, interviews and focus groups.

Roll out and continually maintain the momentum of the programme through a proactive marketing plan.

Include information in induction training or literature for new employees.

Encourage networking across the organisation to increase awareness and understanding.

Network with other organisations through ideasUK.

How to start a Suggestion Scheme:

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