Why the cartoon’s funny:
It reminds me of when I served on a leadership team. When we would review the suggestions from the box, I often felt like jumping out the window.
It illustrates the futility of “suggestion boxes.” I have never liked suggestion boxes. They are a clear sign that management really does not want to hear your suggestions. When leaders care about feedback, they ensure that every boss eagerly seeks out, listens to, and acts on people’s ideas. That kind of leadership is active and provocative. Suggestion boxes, on the other hand, are passive attempts at placation.
It shows someone actually making good use of a suggestion box.
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