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Serkalem G.Kirstos, CEO, Ethiopia
Japanese company Mazda had what they called the "Suggest it to the presidents forum" where employees, especially on the bottom level, are encouraged to suggest new working methods to their president. This allowed them to quietly undertake a lot of corrective measures to sustain the company. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Jean Claude Perrault, Manager, South Africa

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It is difficult for the lower levels to make suggestions that have major impact as they are seldom aware of company strategies.
Furthermore for any senior manager to accept advices from the ranks and files is either desperate or proof of an exceptional character, as senior managers are normally egoistical and self centered.

  Serkalem G.Kirstos, CEO, Ethiopia

Suggest it the President Forum

Dear Jean Claude Perrault, definitely!
The thing is that by so doing you will not only increase the commitment of the employees, because they feel considered and meantime you boost their moral of being part of the whole process. Hence they are more likely to buy whatever idea management forwards.
But it should not necessarily mean that management has to take into account any "mammo jambo", but rather - as Tom and Harry suggested - they must refine which is which!

  Andrea Kelly

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It is like a ball game where the spectator normall (...)

  Hamisi manda, Project Manager, Kenya

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