Capture Employee Suggestions and Boost Employee Motivation
Capturing employee suggestions and ideas drives employee engagement and improves employee motivation. It creates a more productive and satisfying work environment. Yet many organizations ignore the untapped ideas and suggestions of their employees who know their jobs better than any expert.
The Bright Ideas Campaign
The Bright Ideas employee suggestion campaign provides a proven blueprint to capture hundreds of ideas to improve productivity, cut costs and drive improvements from the bottom up in a short time period. This Campaign provides the details on capturing ideas, driving involvement and identifies cost savings ideas from the bottom of the organization to the top. The ideas and employee suggestions you will obtain will improve your bottom line as well as create a high level of motivation and enthusiasm from your workforce. The Bright Ideas Campaign has been used by hundreds of organizations with proven results. It is not merely a “program,” but a self-contained, high performance Campaign that can revert to an on-going employee suggestion program for your organization.
Typical Employee Suggestion Programs Do Not Work!
Typical employee suggestion programs have short comings. They fail to work. Why? Employees have learned most suggestions just sit in the box and go unanswered. Additionally, only 10% of the workforce will participate in the program. This situation occurred recently. A company president sent an email to all his employees asking them to send him their suggestions. Employees responded and sent in dozens of ideas and suggestions. The president was impressed, but overwhelmed. Because there was no process in place to evaluate and implement the ideas, most of the suggestions withered and died.
The Bright Ideas Campaign is a Carefully Constructed Campaign Based on a Proven Blueprint!
During the past 30 years, I have worked with hundreds of organizations designing employee suggestion and employee engagement programs. Years ago, I was responsible for creating an employee suggestion program for an organization of 72,000 people. As a Board Member of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, I had the opportunity to evaluate how leading organizations use their Employee Suggestion Systems (ESS) to produce results. I trained managers at Yamaha and learned how they drive continuous improvement with their Kaizen process. Because of our success, Japan sent a delegation to the U.S. to learn about innovation and employee suggestion programs so they could apply it to their businesses in Japan. As a result, I have taken what I have learned and created the most effective way to boost innovation and capture thousands of ideas and suggestions from your workforce. Over 30 years of research and experience in suggestion and employee involvement programs went into creating this system.
The Bright Ideas Campaign Generates Results Quickly
The Idea Campaign is Effective, Quick and Gets People Motivated!
The Bright Ideas Campaign is a unique and powerful variant to typical suggestion programs. With many suggestion box programs, results are sporadic and slow. Many good ideas get screened out, lay dormant, or are overlooked by the organization. On the other hand, this Campaign generates hundreds of ideas in three weeks or less. The Bright Ideas Campaign is custom designed to target specific areas of improvement such as cost reduction, continuous improvement, waste, customer satisfaction, safety etc.
Generate 100% Employee Participation!
The Bright Ideas Campaign process is also designed to get maximum employee participation. We have designed all the steps and details to make this happen. The campaign emphasizes one key principle — focus on your job and look for as many improvements as possible. By doing this, you accomplish three things: 1. You encourage everyone to get involved and thereby create a receptive atmosphere for change, innovation and continuous improvement. 2. You open communication channels, build trust and identify opportunities for changes for the better. 3. Smaller ideas motivate larger ideas and with our recognition process more and more people jump on board.
Focus On Your Job
Employees are asked to suggest cost saving ideas and ideas to improve quality and customer satisfaction. It is important to get people to consider even the smallest ideas that can improve the overall organization.
Boost Employee Engagement and Motivation
Do you remember the last time someone thanked you for your ideas? How did it make you feel? Just imagine if you could multiply that powerful feeling for your entire workforce? This Campaign has a proven track record in hundreds of companies. If you follow the guide carefully, you can insure tremendous results, both in the quality and quantity of ideas and the subsequent motivation of your workforce.
Revitalize Your Current Suggestion Process
This Campaign will bring in hundreds of innovative ideas. Your workforce has good ideas–they want to be engaged and involved. This Campaign is one of the most effective ways to capture their ideas and suggestions. Idea Campaigns have many uses. Organizations use this Campaign to kick off a new program or generating a new way of doing business. The Campaign drives involvement and commitment from the bottom of the business to the top. The ideas your front-line workers submit will not only be worth millions of dollars in cost savings, but also generate a positive attitude change toward your company.
Marsha Myers of Lee Hecht Harrison said, “Managers usually overlook the company’s most valuable asset and source of information – their employees. …creative organizations can find new ways to drive revenue and reduce costs by seeking employee suggestions.”
Proven Track Record With Powerful Results
- Improve employee and customer satisfaction
- Creates a feeling of empowerment
- Improves job satisfaction
- Creates ownership and trust
- Captures hundreds of new ideas in 3-4 weeks
- 30%-40% of the ideas generated can be implemented immediately by front-line supervisors
- Improves motivation and morale
- Reduces costs
- Improves internal communication
- Improves profitability
- Results pay for the cost of the program
- Low risk, high payoff
- The Hartford Hospital received 495 ideas from 168 employees
- The U.S. Army got 530 ideas in 3 weeks from 200 people
- Eaton Corporation gained 944 ideas from 113 people reaching 100% participation
- Parker Hannifin Corporation got 499 ideas from 103 employees
- National Semiconductor saved $3,600,000 using idea Campaigns
- The U.S. Park Service made over 12,000 suggestions with an approval rate of 75 percent
- WIKA captured over 1600 ideas from 600 employees in 3 weeks. One suggestion was worth over $125,000 in cost savings.
The Bright Ideas Campaign Kit Includes:
The Bright Ideas Campaign Facilitator Guide: The Facilitator Guide includes instructions for planning and launching a three-week, intensive Campaign to involve all your employees. The Facilitator Guide is the heart and soul of how to run a successful Bright Ideas Campaign. We provide a complete day-by-day, step-by-step plan of action. The Guide shows how to organize the Campaign and how to get the support and cooperation of everyone needed to make it a success. The entire Campaign can be coordinated by a member of your staff. Once the Campaign is over, it can revert to an on-going employee suggestion program.
Bright Ideas Campaign Video: See first hand how it generated hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cost savings ideas in an organization and totally transformed the morale and motivation of its workforce. You will hear from the HR manager, Idea Leader, project manager and the Director of Continuous Improvement.
Bright Ideas Training Program: We provide you either a CD or downloadable files containing four different sets of PowerPoint slides that outline the BIC process. The slides make it easy to train your Idea Team, Implementation Team and your employees. We also include MS Word documents that you can customize making your Campaign easy and simple.
Idea Tracking Software System: Our optional online suggestion software provides your organization a complete digital platform to submit, track, evaluate, manage and reward idea/suggestion submitters. The platform is a one stop solution allowing easy participation.
Coaching and Campaign Management: We will provide you and your team an orientation and planning conference call on how to initiate, customize and manage your Campaign for the best possible results.
Here are a few key topics we will cover:
- Establish the objectives of the Campaign
- Help organize the actions of the executive team
- Discuss the proper way to recognize contributors
- How to get maximum employee participation
- Define and design roles and responsibilities
- Decide the best way for employees to submit their ideas
- Plan various meetings needed to kick off and manage the Campaign
- Decide how ideas and suggestions will be submitted, managed, tracked and rewarded
- Explain how to sort and categorize idea submissions
- Discuss how to use visible displays
- Design and discuss the role of the Implementation Team
- Selection of Implementation Team
- Discuss other forms of rewards and incentives to maximize participation
- Suggest ways to gain favorable publicity and promotion
- How to Run the Campaign at multiple locations
- Contact us for information on customizing a Campaign for your organization
- Much more…