Employee rewards and incentives are a way to recognise employees for doing a good job. These can take the form of vouchers, gifts, bonuses, and so on. Science is finding novel ways to structure rewards and incentive programmes to get the best bang for your buck. For example studies have found, if as a company
When it comes to getting performance results, one way to do it is to tell your employees what to do. This approach can be a lottery – sometimes they do it, and sometimes they don’t. Why is that? Neuroscience is discovering the human brain can be like a two year old, tell it what to
Have you heard of Employee Assistance? It is a great tool for managers, and comes in handy when an employee tells you something that crosses the boundaries between work and personal problems i.e. their personal financial problems, gambling issues, personal relationship problems…what do you do? You want to be compassionate, however set some boundaries about
Dan Pink, Career Analyst, examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards i.e. bonuses, aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward that is very different to the usual staff incentive schemes.
Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. His fascinating book Brain Rules, defines 12 important rules to help us use our mind better. Brain Rule #4: Attention – states ‘that multi tasking is a myth’. We are biologically incapable of processing attention-rich