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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/26/2017 3:54:23 PM
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Re: Social
@fairyl - I love working in a job where my voice is heard. My employer now has a suggestion box where employees and students (it's a school) can give suggestions. Once a week the President of the Student Council reads the suggestions and the ideas for the suggestion are tossed around between all students and employees. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/26/2017 3:42:16 PM
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Re: Social
@dcawrey - with social media, sometimes I think people have an idea that their voice is larger than it really is, or should be. Not that everyone shouldn't be able to have their voice heard, but some seem to forget that not everyone has the same opinion, and there isn't necessarily anything wrong with that. 

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dchampagne70
dchampagne70
12/31/2016 8:41:50 PM
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AT&T Crowdsources Its Crowd
As I read this article I found some really great points and interesting facts.  Employees will be more into everything if they think they are being heard by the higher up management.  This is great for the future and would be a great help for companies.  The employees will help with new, creative ideas to generator for their company.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/31/2016 2:57:50 PM
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Re: AT&T Crowdsources Its Crowd
I agree. I thought it was very cool and interesting how they come up with new ideas and what ideas actually get executed.

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Itsmeshawn22
Itsmeshawn22
11/30/2016 9:26:11 PM
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AT&T Crowdsources Its Crowd
While I was reading this article it had some interesting point I came across like how do they generate the best ideas and empower the work force for the employees. I also thought it will be good for the future for the employees to generate the ideas for the workforce. Can't believe that the AT&T top ten ideas get submitted and participate in like American idol type competition's every few months. I found this article interesting and learnable.

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 12:43:05 AM
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Re: Poll: What is your opinion of AT&Ts TIP approach?
>Just the right thing in the current evolving business landscape.

I think it works great for smaller companies where there is less room for advancement, and also where small changes may yield big improvements

It's great for bigger companies too - it's a win for the companies (free ideas that have employee support) and it gives employees an opportunity to meaningfully (and measureably) contribute.

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 12:39:52 AM
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Re: Open door, Idea box
Especially if they're providing the company with a potential revenue-generating idea or innovative cost-savings opportunities.

Even the federal prison system is designed to reward inmates with Good Time Credit for ideas resulting in significant improvements. 

 

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 12:32:21 AM
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Re: Social
I like that it gives the employees opportunities to share bigger picture ideas than just "if we switch to mugs, we'll save $x on paper cups" type ones.

Not that there's anything wrong with those, it's just that the opportunity to pitch an idea for a new intiative to the top execs is way way better :-)

 

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 12:29:03 AM
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Re: Social
Well said - I agree!

I'm much happier at a job where I feel like my voice is heard. I'm guessing I'm not alone in feeling that way.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
11/20/2016 10:01:33 PM
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Re: Open door, Idea box
Adi,

Excellent point.  Also, evaluating and innovating skills aren't necessarily present in the same employee. 

What if, like Amazon and Goodreads reviews, or Wikipedia in its good old days, there was a system for upvoting/downvoting evaluators? And maybe even a system for top evaluators to explain how they evaluate, so that other people could pick up some of their tricks?

Many sales operations, including the one where I currently work, have a money/deal incentive -- i.e. scouts like me are rewarded for bringing in deals that are eventually negotiated by a team of three people. On the face of it that's kind of silly -- the goal is to have us bring in a lot of prospects -- but in fact over time we gradually start to learn how to fish where the big fish are, and we and the company both profit. Maybe some kind of incentive so that the evaluator who upvotes an idea that pans out gets a small bonus (with some kind of setback so that the system doesn't reward upvoting everything)?

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