What is a suggestion?A suggestion begins with a problem or opportunity, and proposes a plan for the needed improvement. The suggestion itself is similar to a basic proposal. It is a fresh idea put in writing that answers important questions such as: What is the specific problem? What is causing it? What methods have other organizations used in solving problems such as this? What is the best solution, and why? How much would this cost?
The following tips may help you submit a suggestion:
- Base the suggestion on solid information. There may be good reasons for the current method or condition that you are not aware of. Ask questions to learn about the problem and its causes.
- Be specific about what is proposed. Describe a clear plan of action for what UK should do- how could the change be accomplished? What steps must be taken? What departments should be involved? What costs might be incurred? Is the solution practical and affordable?
- Avoid technical jargon- state the suggestion so it is easily understood by those who are not experts in the field.
- Suggestions typically having the highest rate of adoption come from employees focusing on problems that arise within their own areas of expertise.
- Avoid subjects which UK is already considering through various committees, taskforces, or audits.