A company’s employees are its greatest source of knowledge. They have the best ideas. Sadly, these ideas seldom find their way into use. Employees’ suggestions wait months to be considered and are often perceived to be insufficiently rewarded. The result: a demotivated team – and the main reason why internal suggestion systems have fallen by the wayside in the majority of companies in recent years.
If you’ve decided to kick-start your suggestion scheme afresh and approach it with the credit it’s due, the Ideas Board could be just what you need.
Ideas submitted to the board are assigned to employees using drag & drop. This enables users to visualize who is responsible for the implementation of an idea. The board allows everyone to see who is already working on an idea and who is yet to receive a card. This, in turn, enables equal distribution of tasks and ensures that the business does not always rely on the same few people.
It’s important to note that ideas should have 80% relevance to an employee’s own area of the company. If an employee has suggestions relating to another area, their ideas can easily be forwarded to the Ideas Board of the appropriate department.
Whether 7 or 17 – the board works the same no matter how many members are in a team.
It is recommended that your team discussion of the ideas board lasts no longer than 30 minutes and that you integrate it into an existing meeting. Once a month is more than sufficient. The process is as follows:
The difference between the Ideas Board and traditional employee suggestion schemes consists in the fact that the Ideas Board focuses on implementing smaller ideas, while an employee suggestion scheme decides on and prioritises larger improvements.
Ideas management with allex BOARD is intended to shift your employee continuous improvement process away from the magnetic board and onto a screen. This tried-and-tested online approach is of particular benefit to office teams whose members do not sit in direct proximity to one another.
Layout, columns and rows can be configured according to your requirements. The board configurator makes it easy to add your logo and and compartmentalize your board with additional dividing lines in a variety of colors.
Changes can be made at any time and will never affect the information displayed on the board.
Whether you’re an in-house consultant, departmental manager or a large consultancy firm, we’ll be glad to assist you in the creation and launch of your own Ideas Board. Just get in touch!