“The Idea Drop scheme received a very positive response from the workforce”
The annual PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessment is designed to give the public information about how their local police force is performing in several key areas, one of which is “to what extent does the force treat its workforce with fairness and respect?”. Kent Police is one of only four forces in the UK to be awarded the highest rating in this area.
Idea Drop, a London-based idea management platform that helps organisations capture, curate and action ideas from their people, was deployed across the 5,449-strong force in April 2016 and the report states:
“The Idea Drop scheme, which the force recently introduced, received a very positive response from the workforce. This scheme allows all officers and staff to post an idea and to comment on or rate the ideas of others. Ideas can be themed and posted globally, or just within teams and directorates. Senior managers can set challenges and encourage teams to help find better ways to do things. We found that these means of raising issues are very well received.”
The report continues:
“The force-wide cultural and ethics boards, the chief’s blog and Idea Drop have enabled the force to identify issues and then undertake effective, timely and often innovative action in response to issues identified by the workforce.”
The full report, in which Idea Drop is mentioned on pages 30 and 31, is available to view here