Frame of Mind Consulting, LLC
Frame Of Mind Consulting Employee Idea Assessment
Please indicate your level of agreement with the below statements:
Senior leadership should specify exactly how employee ideas should be submitted and implemented.
If employees are dependable, than an employee idea system is unnecessary.
Front line employees see 80 percent of opportunities for improvement.
For the below statements, please select all that apply.
Please indicate which of the following statements you think describe the behaviors of invested employees:
Focus on strategic results
Please indicate which of the following statements describe the types of ideas that should be considered at your company:
Ideas that come from the front line
Ideas that have already been tried
When dealing with rewards I feel it is best to:
Give the idea originator a percentage of the cost savings of the idea
Recognize the idea originator with a non-monetary reward
Recognize the entire team who worked on implementation with a percentage of the cost savings of the idea
Recognize the entire team who worked on implementation with a non-monetary group reward
For maximum employee engagement, I think it is important for the impact of ideas to be shown:
Once a month
At milestone meetings
As often as possible
At an annual meeting
For maximum employee engagement, I think it is important for feedback for a submitted idea to take place within:
Feedback time does not matter
Are small or big ideas more advantageous to your company?
In your experience, what is the best method to get managers to encourage idea system participation?
Making sure managers clearly understand how the idea system works
Aligning idea generation and submittal with performance
Understanding the idea system parameters and escalation process
I think if several people submit the same type of idea, recognition should go to:
The person who submits the idea first
The person who works out the solution
Everyone who worked on the implementation
I think for an employee idea system to be successful, it should be:
Created, planned and driven by management
Created, planned and driven by employees
Created, planned and driven by both management and employees
From your perspective, what happens when companies do not listen to employee ideas?
Below average performance
Lack of trust
The best ideas in your company are submitted by:
What do you feel is the number one reason employees give in their ideas?
To look good in front of their peers
To see their idea used
To solve a problem
What do you see as the key characteristics of a high performing idea system?
Simple process to submit ideas
Accessible to everyone
On average, how many ideas do you think an employee will submit without direct feedback from their manager, before never giving in another idea?
What percent of companies do you feel accomplish change initiative results?
What percent of companies do you feel sustain change initiatives over the long term?
What dollar amount annually do you think disengaged employees cost the US economy?
Less than $100 billion annually
$100 billion - $150 billion annually
$151 billion - $200 billion annually
$201 billion - $300 billion annually
More than $300 billion annually
In your organization, what is the biggest challenge to an effective idea system?
Strained for time and resources
Too many ideas to manage
Lack of support from senior leadership
Does your company's employee idea system:
Work with other improvement initiatives (lean, six sigma, etc...)
Replace other improvement initiatives (lean, six sigma, etc...)
Has no effect on other improvement initiatives (lean, six sigma, etc...)
My company does not have an employee idea system
In your company, what are the primary measurement metrics of an idea system?
Number of implemented ideas
Feedback response time
None of the above
From your perspective, which of the following occurs as employees give in ideas and those ideas are implemented:
Better work environment
Attracts key talent
In your experience, what are the typical buy-in resistance points for employees?
I am afraid of looking foolish
I will get in trouble for speaking my ideas
If I give in my improvement ideas, management will lay me off
Management doesn't care about my ideas
Management has already decided the answers, therefore they don't need my ideas
It is important for me to engage my workforce in my company within:
The next 6 months
The next year
The next 3 years
It is not important to engage my workforce
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