Difficulty level — medium
Frodo showed us that even the smallest hobbit could make a big contribution to the future of Middle-earth. Offer your employees to share their ideas on the corporate portal. These can be ideas about improving the office, work processes, or the atmosphere in the team. These ideas are assessed by the experts (such as top managers) and likes given by colleagues. The best ones will be implemented and the employees who offered them receive a bonus.
The employees become more engaged in the corporate life
From now on, the employees can see the real opportunity to have an impact on improving the company's work processes. They know that their opinion is valued. Whether the employees offered the idea themselves or evaluated the idea of a colleague, the most important is that their vote will be taken into account.
The performance efficiency will increase
The changes initiated by rank-and-file employees can often have a significant impact on the overall performance of the company. Middle-level and top-level managers may miss something. Let your colleagues share their ideas as they can be highly useful in the work.
Collecting the feedback will become easier
Through these mechanics, you will learn the weaknesses and strengths of your company. Find out what problems your employees face and what are the obstacles that prevent them from achieving results.
Anyone can contribute
Changes proposed by rank-and-file employees have long been proven to be more readily accepted by the team. After all, people made their own decision, and no one forced it on them from above.
Key Performance Indicators
website traffic rate
Implementing these mechanics should create a fuss. Track the overall website traffic indicators. When they grow, it means that the mechanics are of interest.
number of implemented ideas
When you have not implemented any of the ideas in two or three months, it means that either you do not want to hear your employees, or the ideas really were not worthy of attention. Analyze them once more. Cease the mechanics if you have not found any suitable ideas.
number of likes
The number of likes is the main indicator of the employees' engagement in the mechanics.
How to apply the Potion
Implement the necessary functions on the corporate portal
Set up a block where your employees can post their ideas. It should contain a text box and the option to attach links and documents. The employees should also be able to share their ideas with others and assess them.
Set up a system for ideas assessment
You may use two options. Either implement the ideas that scored higher overall or implement a point-based grading system. That means that every employee can rate the idea on a scale from 1 to 5. Pick a system based on the total number of active employees and ideas. The higher the activity, the more complex the system for ideas assessment should be.
Set up a reward system
Consider how you will reward those whose ideas gained the most support. Make your choice based on your budget and corporate culture. It is advisable to reward the most active employees.
Inform your employees
Be sure to inform your employees of the rules of the mechanics and explain their ultimate utility. Show them that their opinion is very important to you and that you encourage any initiative.