We applaud any effort to collect employee ideas for improvement. These days with remote work becoming more popular (and often necessary due to COIVD-19), it makes sense that leaders are looking for online tools to accept worker suggestions for change. There are even free options that allow employees to offer ideas anonymously. Why not go for it?
While electronic suggestion boxes may be tempting at first glance, there are several reasons that they are not the best way to harness the creativity and potential for innovation from your team.
Here are the biggest problems with online suggestion boxes: