Thirdly, awards can be used to enhance employees’ work motivation. Awards such as “Employee of the Month” support social recognition among the members of the firm. They should therefore be presented in a festive ceremony, emphasising what type of performance is important to the firm. Research on awards in a call centre of a credit-card company suggests that the motivation of the persons getting the award is enhanced. The performance of the employees not getting an award is not reduced. Rather, they make an effort to get the award in the future (Neckermann et al 2008). Employees working in a team are usually proud that (at least) one of its members has received an award.
Yeah. I can just see that. Employee of the Month Award provides the same incentive as a bonus which will purchase a house in Chelsea.
Yeah, right Bruno.
First, the employees have to be carefully selected. Above all, employers must check whether the job seekers are interested in the work to be performed or solely in the money that will come along with it. In all too many sectors of the economy this task seems to have been neglected. In the financial sector, for example, many persons have been chosen whose only goal is to get as high a salary as possible.
And wouldn\’t that be an interesting innovation. Hiring people to work with money who weren\’t interested in money.
We\’ll be saying that Bryn\’s just too interested in that singing shit to be in the opera soon enough.
BTW, expect this information from Professor Frey to appear five or six times in marginally different papers over the next few months.