Transparency throughout our company is important because the best ideas come from the people who know the workings of the company intimately. To achieve this, employees need to feel they are safe to share their ideas, and that they will not be worse off if they suggest an idea that is not implemented by the company. Ideas that are suggested, but not adopted to fit the current situation, are documented and archived to be considered at a later date.
In any setting, an employee’s safety to express their ideas without ridicule or retaliation is vital. If anyone is maligned for even one idea, chances are he or she will resist suggesting ideas or speaking up ever again. Safety First has a profound effect on the ignition of great suggestions from employees; which also has a positive effect on corporate culture and is beneficial throughout the entire company.