Several years ago, the company where I worked had a suggestion box. It was sort of a running joke at the time, because as young employees we never thought that our bosses would EVER listen to our suggestions. After all, we were the newbies, and they were the seasoned professionals.
Well, we were surprised when a co-worker made a suggestion regarding office layout. We thought “no way will that come to pass” since it involved time and money. We knew they were listening when one weekend we were moving desks.
It wasn’t an elaborate system, nor was it a major improvement, but it solidified my belief that if you have a suggestion or comment, write it down and send it off. And maybe, like Mike Dimit, you might get an entire company project named after yourself.
At a recent presentation at Titan Tire, the company continued to refer to its Dimit Project, Titan Tire’s project to identify and improve its tires ability to handle stubble damage. It’s named for Mark Dimit, a farmer from near Grinnell, Iowa, who first came to Titan about the stubble problem.
We’ve had several blogs on tire stubble damage, and efforts to keep it in check. But this is some great background, and one example, of how a suggestion can be so powerful.
Ever had your own suggestion?