Throw away the suggestion box! — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
That’s right—get rid of that silly box. Admit it: Your staff doesn’t treat it seriously and you find it burdensome. Instead, involve your employees in more decisions. Invite key workers to join the management team in solving production or delivery problems. Spell out the challenge in clear terms and explain your goals. Then ask for insights—and encourage them to solicit more ideas from their co-workers. They’ll feel more comfortable proposing solutions.