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4 Big Problems With Online Suggestion Boxes

Posted by Greg Jacobson

Jan 25, 2021 11:05:08 AM

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:

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Topics: Suggestion Systems, Continuous Improvement Software

Does Putting Your Employee Suggestion Box Online Result in More Improvement?

Posted by Clint Corley

Apr 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Even before the coronavirus outbreak (resources) changed the way that many people work, the move to online employee engagement and continuous improvement tools online was well underway. Remote work was popular well before it was mandatory, and there are a ton of benefits to cloud-based software. People can get to it from anywhere, the vendor takes responsibility for updates and maintenance, and users get instant access to new features.

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Topics: Suggestion Systems, Continuous Improvement Software

Do Online Suggestion Boxes Improve Workplace Culture?

Posted by Maggie Millard

Oct 21, 2019 2:19:20 PM

These days, there’s very little about business that hasn’t moved online. So it’s no surprise that there are a bunch of online employee suggestion systems available. The days of a box on the wall are coming to an end, replaced by a hyperlink and digital form. But does it matter? Does taking the suggestion box off the wall and sticking it in the cloud result in more employee engagement and a stronger workplace culture?

The short answer is, not really. An online suggestion system is a more efficient way to collect ideas. People can get to it from anywhere, and administrators can decide what data is required, but beyond that, the same challenges exist whether the suggestion box is online or off. There are a few common reasons why employees just ignore the link.

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Topics: Suggestion Systems, Continuous Improvement Software

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