IdeasAmerica annually recognizes the best ideas submitted from employees of its organizational members. In 2018, more than 200 ideas were submitted from around the world for consideration.
IdeasAmerica recognizes leadership in suggestion and innovation programs.
Each award winner will be recognized at the IdeasAmerica Annual Training Summit, also in the IA Newsletter, and on the IA website. Awards will be made in one or more of the Award Categories listed below.
This award provides the opportunity to formally recognize individuals within your organization that go above and beyond the norm to support your company’s improvement programs.
An idea can only be submitted once (one category only).
Finalists for all Idea of the Year categories must be able to attend the Annual IA Summit to present their idea to the judges (minimum one person from each team).
The IdeasAmerica International Benchmarking Survey Award recognize a company’s program performance in a variety of employee involvement areas. These results allow companies to make improvements to their program performance by reviewing data from national and international companies. International Benchmarking Survey Awards may be awarded for the following categories: SEER (Savings Per 100 Eligible Employees Ratio. This is calculated by taking Annual Net Savings Dollars divided by number of eligible employees.); Performance Excellence (IA presents Performance Achievement Awards to companies that have a high rate of participation (over 80%) or suggestions submitted per 100 employees is over 100.)
This award recognizes individuals or member(s) of a team who are true advocates for any aspect of employee involvement within their organization. Advocate award recipients are continuously involved and are walking advertisements for employee involvement.
This award recognizes IA organizations that have reached 25, 50, or 75-year anniversaries on any of their employee involvement programs.
The Best Program Administrator Award recognizes those who make the most impact to their program – the Administrator(s). This competition highlights the important role of the administrator(s) and will honor and recognize those whose contribution are exceptional and demonstrate best practices. Winning this competition will be a great bonus for your program and will be an example to others that the role of administrator does get public recognition. We are particularly looking to honor those individuals you hold in high regard for the contribution they make to your organizations program.
This award recognizes the importance of communications in creating awareness and excitement for employee involvement. Good communication is key to the success of any employee involvement activity.
Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits. The Evaluator of the Year Award recognizes those who make the most impact to your program – your Evaluators. This competition highlights the important role of the evaluator and will honor and recognize those whose contribution is outstanding. Winning this competition will be a great bonus for your program and the winning evaluators will be an example to others that the role of evaluator does get public recognition. We are particularly looking to honor those individuals you hold in high regard for the contribution they make to your program.
This award provides the opportunity to formally recognize individuals within your organization that go above and beyond the norm to support your company's improvement programs.
Break-Through Innovation Award
This award provides the opportunity to recognize individuals or teams within your organization that have implemented new, innovative break-through ideas or technologies. These ideas will change the way companies (and the world) conduct business in the future.
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