Work Improvements through suggestion schemes...

Work Improvements through suggestion schemes Creative talent exists in every individual. Everyone is well placed to suggest improvements in the way his job is done. Every individual takes an interest and pride in his work and is keen to make continuous improvements to his organization. His job becomes more meaningful and interesting when he is given an opportunity to make continuous improvements in his work. A suggestion scheme is a methodical tool of the management of an organization for improvement. It is also called employee suggestion scheme (ESS). By implementing suggestion schemes, organizations improve their profits, reduce costs, enhance employee’s morale, improve retention of employees, facilitate innovation and improve responsiveness to the public by improvements in service. ESS are mutually beneficial to both employers and employees. In an organization, many of the processes are driven by set procedures and instructions. Sometimes a necessity arises to modify procedures and instructions either because of a need arisen due to change in the external environment or because of some mistakes in the procedure or instructions. Suggestion schemes help in the process of initiating such modifications. Employees find their job more meaningful and interesting when they participate in the decision making process. Also they identify with the organization and pledge their commitment to improvement in productivity, improved service and management practice. Therefore suggestion scheme can benefit an organization significantly, if it is implemented with a correct approach. Definition A suggestion scheme can be defined as a management tool, which encourages employees to contribute ideas for improvement and innovation in the organization. It is based on rationale that creative talent exists in each individual and he has the ability and is well placed to make suggestions to improve the way his job is being done. A suggestion scheme can...