Hint: treat it like any other important initiative.
And then approve the best one. A turning point will occur once the team sees that leadership is actively listening and making decisions.
Make sure when a post is approved or amended, that it is integrated into your work stream. Assign an owner to it and ensure it’s accomplished by a specific date – just like you would for any other task or project.
Cancel or shorten meetings that exist to solve problems or generate new ideas. Move the conversation to SpeakUp and not only save time, but improve the quality of collaboration.
Continually reinforce SpeakUp as the place where company problems are solved and new ideas are generated. Reward the creators of ideas and solutions that result in tangible business outcomes. Repeat this process and reap the benefits of team-driven innovation.
What have you done to make SpeakUp a part of your team’s DNA? Comment below.