Telecommunications giant BT is
upgrading a scheme that has saved the firm nearly £100 million over the last
four years by harnessing its employees’ ideas.
BT Ideas was formed to provide a
formal framework that would encourage staff to be creative and reward them for
ideas which were used by the company.
Arthur Wright, BT suggestions policy and strategy
manager, said the initiative was going from strength to strength and is being
refined over the next year to try and increase the proportion of ideas which
are implemented from 10 per cent to 15 per cent.