measure of excellence that defines all that is desirable in a product, a
process, or a service, is the Holy Grail of companies. At Esselte, delivering
quality office products that enhance productivity is our raison d'être.It is our belief that delivering quality products requires strict attention to
quality processes: it's the chicken and the egg if you will.
Esselte, we make use of kaizen or lean tools
first popularized in Japan to continually improve all business functions, for all
employees, from the CEO to assembly line workers and administrative personnel.
As part of our
continuous quest to enhance efficiency and improve value, we are constantly on
the hunt for new and better tools and resources. Often, we are introduced to
resources online, by experts or through research, but another fantastic avenue
for ideas is homegrown. Often a company's own employees are the best source of
inspiration. Witness the examples in Harness the Power of an Employee Suggestion Program: Beyond the
The article posits that an employee
suggestion program can enhance existing idea-generating mechanisms such as
brainstorming sessions and staff meetings. To set your suggestion program up
for success, be sure to designate an administrator of the program and establish
guidelines for suggestions. Also, define rewards or recognition for ideas that
are selected and successfully implemented. Making employees stakeholders in
success encourages participation.
company have an employee suggestion program? How are valuable ideas generated
and shared in your office? Share your
thoughts here and on the Beyond Folders Facebook page.
by Bradley Eggers
fSaiXG Thanks so much for the blog.Really looking forward to read more. Great.
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