In the Workplace the word
incentives is synonymous with the words: rewards, awards, prizes, bonuses
and tokens all of which are popular amongst Associates for their monetary
and tangible value. Dear Reader, what was it like for you to receive
from an incentive or similar as mentioned above for work well done?
In the Workplace, the purpose
of an incentive is to inspire the Associates to pursue, achieve and
surpass specific goals and standards. Incentives are instrumental in
fostering teamwork, igniting productivity and ensuring efficiency.
Realizing that the common phrases “What’s in it for me” and “Show
me the money” are no strangers to Associate’s before embarking on
a functional assignment or accepting a team task, the Workplace strategically
tags on the criteria for the incentive to the announcement of any task
or goal to ignite the Associate's determination and perseverance to the
embrace and attain the objective.
Absent from achieving goals
and standards, there is no doubt that Associates feel nurtured and supported
when their performance is positively recognized in any manner aforementioned.
Special mention of those intangible incentives as there is just something
really inspiring when a Team Leader says to an Associate; “you did
well!”, “your efforts really contributed to our success”, “we
are happy that you are apart of our team” and “we value your talents
Questions for the Workplace:
What is the culture
What are the current
Recommendation; a dining
experience or highlights on television and in print media are in-expensive
Questions for the Workplace
What is your attitude
toward extending verbal or/and intangible incentives to your Associates?
How alert are
you to recognize and acknowledge your Teams or an Associates’ above
and beyond performance?
Recommendation; a letter
of commendation and recognition during a team meeting are great starters
for Team Leaders.
Questions for the Associate:
Recommendation; giving birthday
cards and demonstrating exceptional teamwork are notable starters.
Do you offer verbal
and tangible incentives to your Leader and fellow Associates?
Do you offer verbal
and tangible incentives to yourselves for jobs well done?
joy is in creating not maintaining”
NFL Hall of Fame Coach
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