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Hong Sun, Management Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
A good reward system provides strong motivations for employees to maximize their contribution by up to par performance. To design such a reward system, the following 6 rules/criteria/tips should be taken into consideration: 1. Don't promise rewards in advance: Offer people recognition of good work as a surprise rather than a promise in advance so that they won't focus only on the reward or work hard just for the purpose of gaining it. Neuroscience studies reveal that humans enjoy more the activities they engage in when surprise rewards are presented, as a pleasure center of human brain (called the nucleus accumbens) becomes much more active when unpredictable patterns of rewards are received. In contrast, when someone hears that he'll get a reward for something he already likes doing, he will question whether he should enjoy that activity on its own, which explains why rewards promised in advance don't work well in workplace. 2. Keep anticipated rewards small: When certain reward (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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