Employee Suggestion Systems: Boosting Productivity and Profits

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Employee-generated ideas can be a company's greatest competitive advantage. Now supervisors, managers, and business owners can learn how to benefit from employee suggestions. This book explains how to encourage employees to submit their improvement ideas, monitor submissions, evaluate suggestions, communicate results, and establish a reward program. How to overcome negativity, apathy, fear, and other attitudes that hinder improvement is also discussed. Other covered topics include how to get a steady flow of ...

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Overview

Employee-generated ideas can be a company's greatest competitive advantage. Now supervisors, managers, and business owners can learn how to benefit from employee suggestions. This book explains how to encourage employees to submit their improvement ideas, monitor submissions, evaluate suggestions, communicate results, and establish a reward program. How to overcome negativity, apathy, fear, and other attitudes that hinder improvement is also discussed. Other covered topics include how to get a steady flow of improvement ideas from employees, how to encourage employees to actively think about and search for improvement ideas, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560523956
  • Publisher: Skillsoft
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.01 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Improvement Movement The Power of Ideas: Billion$ $aved! Benefits of Employee Suggestion Systems Why Ask Employees for Suggestions Three Fundamental Principles of ESSs
Part 2: Building Your Suggestion System Setting Up the Suggestion System Step
1: Lay the Foundation Gaining the Support of Executive Management Step
2: Determine Goals and Objectives Defining Your Goals and Objectives Step
3: Develop Policy on Critical Issues Addressing the 12 Key Issues Step
4: Design the ESS Structure Forming a Program Identity Designing a Process Flowchart Establishing Rules Writing a Policy Manual
Part 3: Introducing the ESS to the Organization Step
5: Train Everyone Involved Implementing the Training Plan Spotting Problems and Generating Ideas Training for Evaluators Step
6: Promote the ESS Ensuring Success Step
7: Anticipate and Field Questions Answering 13 Common Questions
Part 4: Fine-Tuning the ESS Step
8: Maintain the ESS Maintaining and Improving Your ESS Concluding Tips and Observations
Part 5: ESS Forms Assessment
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