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HERE’S AN IDEA: IT'S TIME TO DITCH THE TRADITIONAL SUGGESTION BOX

The traditional vague suggestion box has had its day. Emma Alcock of RALC Consulting says internal ideas-generation needs to be more focused and strategic.

25th July 2018
If I had a fiver for every time a senior leader said to me, “Can we set up a suggestion box?”, I’d probably have retired on the proceeds. Having managed many such schemes over the years, I can wax lyrical about all the reasons why they don’t work. They are usually not targeted at subjects that impact business strategy. If you just ask for ideas, you get all sorts of...
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