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Benefits of a Suggestion Box in the Workplace

Find out the reasons why you should consider having a suggestion box.

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It’s so easy to give feedback to your employees, but how do you ask your employees for feedback on your organization or business? 

The easiest way to do this is by giving employees the freedom to submit comments, complaints, and suggestions anonymously through a suggestion box. 

In the past, companies used a physical suggestion box where employees can drop their ideas on. With recent technologies, most companies stay away from this traditional method. 

Nowadays, a virtual suggestion box has been for used for a while to get feedback from employees.  

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Why You Should Have a Virtual Suggestion Box

Well-constructed feedback or suggestion from employees can improve your business. 

For example, one employee of British Airways suggested that airplane toiled pipes need to be descaled to make them lighter. This suggestion saved the company over $7-700,000 in fuel costs in a year. 

There are lots of reasons why your company should invest in a virtual suggestion box. 


There's no doubt that suggestion boxes are beneficial to the company and its employees. However, if you want to implement it, you should be aware of the potential drawbacks that come with it. You should consider the following: 

How to Implement a Virtual Suggestion Box

What do you want to achieve after implementing a suggestion box? Here are some tips on creating a concrete plan:

Once you already have a concrete plan, inform the HR and management team of your plan and tell them how and why it will positively impact the workplace.

3. Create Guidelines

The suggestion box will only be effective if you have guidelines for managing it. Here are some things to ponder:

4. Put it on Your Intranet

The easiest way to implement a suggestion box is by putting it on your intranet. Virtual suggestion boxes are more effective than physical boxes because it is more accessible and confidential. 

5. Promote Suggestion Box

Once your suggestion box is up and running, announce it to your employees. 

To encourage them to support the project, tell them why their opinions or suggestions are important for the company and their well-being. You can also discuss the guidelines in using the suggestion box.

6. Show Appreciation

Lastly, don’t forget to give credit whenever your employees have great ideas to improve the company. 

Showing appreciation is important when implementing a virtual suggestion box because it helps to create a positive and supportive workplace culture. 

When employees feel that their suggestions are valued and appreciated, they are more likely to continue to contribute their ideas and feedback. This can lead to increased employee engagement and job satisfaction, as well as improved organizational performance.

Tips for an Effective Suggestion Box

Article by Maria Gabrielle

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