The biggest challenges facing suggestion schemes today

I am often asked: what are the biggest issues you face when trying to launch an ideas programme within an organisation?

Having being involved with ideas management for over ten years, the challenges today are the same as they were all those years ago.

It is important right from the start to outline the objectives of the programme and review on a regular basis.

1. Reputation – In my personal experience, suggestion schemes do have a bad reputation within some organisations. This is no fault of the scheme itself, but in the initial set-up of the scheme. When launching a scheme it can be easy to fall in the trap of promising the world but in reality delivering very little. Continue reading