Many organizations—including the State of Tennessee government, other state governments and higher-education institutions—have an employee suggestion program to tap their employee’s intelligence, perspective, and resourcefulness with the goals of improving customer service; reducing waste; improving processes by enhancing efficiency, thus generating “soft” cost savings; and possibly resulting in ideas that save hard costs.

By implementing its own employee suggestion program, the University seeks to improve its operations and its efficiency and generate some ideas that will result in calculable, “hard” cost savings. In addition to promoting internal communication, enhancing employee involvement, and providing employees with a sense of empowerment, the challenge will bolster the University’s core Be One UT values.


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