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The Suggestion Box Gets a Hybrid Upgrade

One company’s approach to employee feedback is fueling continuous improvement and driving growth.

Introduction

Learn how a forward-thinking company is modernizing the suggestion box for the hybrid workplace. Their personalized, handholding approach transforms every employee idea into a potential game-changer.

As a member of the Steegle team, I’m constantly inspired by how companies use Steegle.One to achieve unique goals. One client in particular has transformed the way I think about employee ideas and innovation.

From Suggestion Box to Innovation Incubator

Forget the dusty old suggestion box. This 350-employee company, with a global footprint, has embraced a philosophy inspired by Toyota’s Kaizen – but with a crucial twist for the hybrid era.  They’ve created a dedicated “suggestion group” to nurture every single idea.

The magic lies in how they treat each submission:  whether small or revolutionary, it receives personalized attention.  If not anonymous, a suggestion group rep meets with the employee to guide them through an innovation journey, assessing feasibility, and helping with implementation.

Key Takeaways for Steegle.One Users

This experience taught me that Steegle.One isn’t just a digital suggestion box, it’s the foundation for a powerful innovation culture:

  • Digital Feedback is Step One: Hybrid work demands digital tools, but it’s the human follow-through that drives real change.
  • The Power of Choice: Offer both anonymous and open suggestion paths – safety boosts participation, while ownership fosters collaboration.
  • Every Idea Has Value: By taking each suggestion seriously, you inspire trust and show employees their contributions matter.

Kaizen, Growth, and the Anywhere Workplace

For this client, continuous improvement isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a growth engine.  Originally based in San Francisco, they’re now thriving nationwide and expanding globally.  This innovation-first culture is a key factor in attracting and retaining talent in a distributed world.

Steegle.One: Your Innovation Powerhouse

At Steegle, we know Steegle.One is more than intranet software – it can be the heart of a company where ideas become reality. Here’s how:

  • Tailored Workflows: Design suggestion processes that match your structure, routing ideas seamlessly to the right people.
  • Track and Collaborate: Offer transparent idea progress tracking and dedicated spaces for team development.
  • Celebrate Wins: Showcase successful implementations, inspire participation, and recognize employee brilliance.
    Suggestion Page on Steegle.One Intranet Demo
    The Power of Choices at Steegle.One
    Innovation at Workplace

    Kaizen: Culture of Continuous Improvement

    • Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success by Masaaki Imai: A foundational book on Kaizen, explaining its philosophy, tools, and its role in Japanese manufacturing excellence.
    • Checkout Kaizen Key Facts
    • Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success book
    • The Kaizen Institute: A global organization dedicated to spreading Kaizen principles. Their website has numerous articles, case studies, and resources kaizen.com

    Hybrid Workplace Innovation

    • Workquake: Embracing the Aftershocks of COVID-19 to Create a Better Model of Work” by Bruce Daisley: Explores how the pandemic has changed the workplace and offers insights on designing effective hybrid work models that encourage innovation
    • Workquake: Embracing the Aftershocks of COVID19 to Create a Better Model of Work book
    • Harvard Business Review articles on “hybrid work” or “remote work innovation”: HBR regularly publishes articles on the latest trends and best practices in managing distrbution.

    Ready to Ignite Innovation?

    Want to revamp your approach to employee feedback? Let’s explore how Steegle.One can transform your organization. Contact us today!

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