Enter 2018 Data

Thank you for your participation in this survey. We appreciate the time you take to give us this information and we will include it in the 2019 IdeasAmerica Benchmark Report. Your feedback is important to us.

IdeasAmerica Benchmark Survey attempts to capture how a successful suggestion program is run and what benefits it provides a company.  The purpose of this survey is to analyze suggestion programs by examining both tangible and intangible savings, structure of suggestion programs, award methods, and employee engagement. The following questions are designed to assess the current levels of engagement in your company. As a representative of your company, you are providing a collective voice for your organization. Please respond as you believe the majority of employees at your organization would respond.  We ask that you submit only ONE survey per company or company location.

The companies whose programs show the greatest success, based on this survey, will be honored at September’s 2019 IdeasAmerica Summit in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Contact Mary Ellen Dolan, Executive Director, IA office at 248-961-2674 if you have any questions about this statistical survey.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Company or Organization Industry Group

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* 3. What unit of currency are you using to report?

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* 4. As of 12/31/2018, record the total number of employees in your organization you are reporting your results for (includes eligible and non-eligible participants).

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* 5. As of 12/31/2018, record the number of employees that were eligible to participate in your Suggestion Program/Scheme (this number is used when we calculate the organizations' percentage of participation).

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* 6. Of those eligible to participate, how many submitted at least one idea / suggestion? (Exact number of people, not a percentage)

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* 7. What was the total number of ideas / suggestions submitted?

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* 8. What was the number of ideas / suggestions adopted (out of total submitted)?

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* 9. What was the number of ideas / suggestions implemented (out of total submitted)?

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* 10. What was the total number of ideas / suggestions implemented that had measurable / tangible benefits?

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* 11. What was the total number of ideas / suggestions implemented that had no measurable / tangible benefits?

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* 12. What was the total amount of award money paid?

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* 13. What was the total amount of calculated savings?

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* 14. What is your program's maximum award?

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* 15. What is your program's minimum award?

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* 16. What was the single highest award paid during the report year?

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* 17. What was the average turnaround time in days between an idea being submitted and idea closure (adopted or non-adopted)?

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* 18. How many appeals did you receive?

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