Using suggestions builds, maintains morale

Every business encounters employee issues on occasion. Any number of factors can cause tension, unhappiness and other disruptive feelings.

LightbulbThere are ways to combat this. One way to let employees know they are appreciated is to use their suggestions. This may sound obvious, but some managers apparently don’t understand.

Not all suggestions can be implemented, of course. But some can. And how you handle each situation helps determine how well your decisions sits with the employee. Here are four steps for handling suggestions:

1. Acknowledge the idea. Thank the employee for offering the idea. Emphasize that you’re pleased with the person’s interest in helping the firm improve its operations, bottom line, and so forth.

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