Create a Sustainable Suggestions box
Your co-workers may have some great ideas, and for a variety of reasons may be hesitant to tell you. In larger organizations, they may not know who to tell. Acting on, or responding to the suggestions will encourage on-going positive use of the suggestion box.
If you choose a physical box, locate it in a staff room, training room or other common area. If you choose to do this electronically, use an anonymous section of your intranet (people can choose to identify themselves if they wish). If you can’t act on some of the suggestions, put a note on the bulletin board next to the suggestion box, or posted on the suggestion section of the intranet, explaining why.