A suggestion box that was recently kept at the entrance of the machine shop at our Sembiam premises is proving to be a good tool for idea generation!
Visible to all, the suggestion box is an initiative to bring in cost saving ideas from the workmen. Since the day the box was introduced, suggestions have been pouring in, and also have been growing in number. Apart from cost saving ideas, a lot of suggestions have been coming in on topics related to Kaizen and other topics.
Due to the sheer convenience of this box, everyone collectively feels that the box should be a permanent feature in the premises.
All that the employees need to do, is put their suggestion forms into a pouch which is fitted against the box. Different pouches are kept to seggregate the different topics for which suggestions have been received. The simplicity of this box has made it a grand success!