When it comes to competition, a company will stay in the race based on how fast it can come up with new ideas, services, and/or products. To remain competitive at the highest level, a company needs to be able to use all of the ideas, creativity, and innovation of all of their employees. A company must also be able to make sure the employees put all of their innovative ideas toward the business. All of the ideas can be collected and put towards the best method that will result in the best bottom-line for the company.
Implementing an idea management system will help create a process that makes it easier to discover the best ideas. What can you do to create an idea management system that will allow your company to receive ideas that will help your company succeed?
Help Everyone To Understand What You Are Trying To Do
With any new idea, system, and software that is introduced into the company, you want to help your employees understand what your new system is. You want to provide them with enough information that allows them to understand how the company will benefit. When you speak freely with them, and you allow them to ask questions, you can go head-to-head with all questions and confusions.
Allow Everyone To Participate
When you encourage every employee to speak openly about their ideas, and not hide behind their imagination and creative energy, they will all feel as if they are playing an important role in the company. It will also inspire them to be more engaged in their daily work tasks. When you include everyone in the system, you will have a large pool of ideas.
How Will The System Work
Make sure your employees understand how they should give their ideas. Do you have a website to submit ideas? Do they submit their ideas in a box? How will other employees vote on the ideas they like the most? You need to clarify all of this information with their employees. If you have an online system or you are using a software, when you give everyone access they will constantly submit their ideas every time they think of something new.
Encourage all of your employees to work together to come up with great ideas. If one employee has an idea and another employee thinks of ways to make it better, give them the encouragement they need.
-Courtney and Grace