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Whether it’s while attending meetings or participating in company surveys, the best ideas come when there’s plenty of room for everyone to share. This means that companies at the helm of true innovation give every employee the opportunity to make their voices heard. However, this can become more difficult to make your business grow.

Below 10 members of Council for Young Entrepreneurs discuss some systems companies can set up to ensure that all employees have their ideas heard, regardless of the size of the company.

1. Integrate feedback loops

We’ve grown from a handful of employees all able to speak at our virtual staff meetings to more than 175 employees across the country. But we still manage to collect feedback and input from all employees by incorporating constant feedback loops into every meeting and discussion at all levels of the company. This includes incorporating many EOS methods, such as segues, at the beginning of our meetings, using surveys and suggestion boxes, rotating leadership roles and creating open forums to provide feedback regardless of position or tenure. † Bill GerberAccountingDepartment.com

2. Regularly ask employees to note problem areas

Most employees have a unique perspective that allows them to easily spot problems that the higher ones would not notice. To take advantage of this, all you need to do is codify the process of listening to each employee, regardless of what “level” they are in the org chart. This just means that each supervisor regularly asks his employees, “Do you see any inefficiencies or problems with our business? And if so, do you have any suggestions?” The facilitators will have their own managers who must request a report of everyone’s answers to this question, so that the golden nugget ideas float to the surface of course! † Jonathan Sparkslaw of sparks

3. Take a bottom-up approach to innovation

Traditional business innovation takes ideas and decisions from business decision makers and innovation experts. What companies fail to do with this top-down approach is leverage their most valuable asset: their employees. In addition, ideas coming from management in many cases do not solve problems that employees face in their day-to-day work. As companies grow and want to stay innovative, they need to adopt a bottom-up innovation approach. The intrinsically motivated employee receives the necessary tools and support to validate ideas. Such a program is a successful tactic that puts employees in the driver’s seat and makes them CEOs of their ideas. † Dave Hengartnerfinished

4. Use Online Forums

One system that can be implemented to help employees express their ideas in a constructive way is to create an online forum with voting capabilities coupled with an incentive structure to reward winning ideas. Creating a forum where each employee can pitch their idea without the pressure of face-to-face presentations can encourage more participation, increasing the chances of finding a brilliant new process or product offering. † Richard FongSenior Strong

5. Create opportunities for open discussion

A powerful way to ensure that your employees get their ideas heard is to enable open discussion at your monthly company meeting. We have a meeting every third Thursday of the month. During this event, we’ll go through the brand updates and introduce new employees. At the end of the session, we give everyone on our team 20 to 30 minutes to ask questions, talk about their ideas, and interact with other people on the team. We’ve had tremendous success with this strategy and I’m convinced it can encourage your team to speak out too. † Chris ChristoffMonsterInsights

6. Integrate different ways to participate

First of all, you need to convince employees that you really want their input. I think it’s best to give people a choice in their communication. You should always give everyone the opportunity to speak up during meetings. But you also want to give quieter people a voice, so it’s important to have at least one channel for written suggestions. This could be a forum, social media group, channel on Slack, or other software you use to communicate. If you want to encourage people to speak up, you also need to be responsive. You can’t always put everyone’s ideas into practice, but you can respond so that they know you value and seriously consider their contribution. † Kalin KassabovProTexting

7. Use roundtables for in-depth discussions

For larger companies, roundtables are nearly impossible to present innovative ideas, but they can be useful for discussing and developing ideas more deeply. To facilitate this, larger companies need to set up a system or have a platform where employees can submit their ideas. I’ve seen everything from a dedicated Slack channel to a forum built just for a business. From there, a smaller group can review the initial ideas to help refine them. The narrowed ideas can then be presented to a larger group to discuss details. This gives everyone an equal opportunity to come up with and submit ideas. † Leila LewisGet inspired PR

8. Schedule one-on-one meetings

Keep your department heads up to date on these meetings and especially have them when hearing your team’s ideas is most important, such as during a major project. Since they’re being targeted in this example, it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. † Andrew Schrage Money Crashers Personal Finance

9. Designate ‘feedback recipients’

It’s common for larger companies to experience a communications breakdown because their staff doesn’t know who to turn to. They may have a lot of valuable feedback in store, but they don’t know who to give it to to take action. The size of the company is diluting communication channels until they are completely useless. One system to counter this is to assign each department an employee who is designated as a receiver of feedback. They then solve the problem themselves or escalate it if necessary. You can even choose to designate two employees for this role, as this reduces the chance that personal feelings get in the way of professionalism. † Nick Vendittia StitchGolf

10. Provide an open suggestion box

It is critical to have a system in place to ensure that all employees have their ideas heard. Whether it’s a company-wide suggestion box or a more formal suggestion system, there are many ways to get everyone involved in your company’s vision. One way is to have an open suggestion box where employees can drop ideas and discuss them with others. Another option is to use a more formal suggestion system where ideas are submitted and voted on by the team before implementation. † Kristin Kimberly MarquetMarquet Media, LLC

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