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3 tips to capture employees’ ideas

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Use these activities to encourage your employees to share feedback you can use to improve your organization:

1. Hold a feedback event. Pro­­vide each team with poster board and the instructions to “Share respectful, forward-thinking feedback about what’s working here and what isn’t.” Display the posters in a common area, and put good ideas to use.

2. Set up a hotline. Create a toll-free, confidential phone line that employees can call to vent concerns and share feedback day or night.

3. Overhaul the message box. Hang a clipboard holding suggestion forms in the break room to encourage people to share their ideas, feedback and concerns anonymously.

Note: If you find that employees aren’t sharing, it’s likely that they either fear repercussions for being critical or they don’t believe that you will listen to them anyway. That requires a cultural change.   

— Adapted from “Six Ways to Listen to Your Employees,” Forbes, www.forbes.com.

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