PROs and CONs of Employee Of the Month Programs

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PROs and CONs of Employee Of the Month Programs
Anneke Zwart, Moderator
A common recommended and used form to increase employees’ motivation and performance is Employee-Of-the-Month (EOM). Such a strategy would boost morale through employee rewards and giving credits to excellent employees.
However, the EOM-strategy has negative sides as well; many criticize this strategy as a result. So, what are the disadvantages of an EOM-strategy? Johnson and Dickinson (2010) mention the following disadvantages of Employee-Of-the-Month program...

Criteria for Employee of the Month Programs
Jeff Gordon, Member
The majority of the disadvantages stated about EOM...

As a Customer, I Like Hotels with an Employee or Team of the Month Program
Johnny Michael Tan, Member
If managed effectively with proper guidelines and ...

Employee of the Month - Pros and Cons
Bryan Hunt, Member
This initiative doesn't work for all. My guess is ...

Employee of the Month Works in Hospitality
Mircea Tanase, Suceava, Romania, Member
I have recently taken over a hotel as GM and I was...

Teacher of the Year Award
Mona Al Sheikh, Member
We have experience with TOY award which not only i...

Sector and Company Culture Influence EOM Program Implementation
W Atkinson, Member
Like most initiatives they work if its suits the c...


Employee ⇒ Team of the Month
David Torres, Member
I prefer team of the month, because an employee co...

Alternatives for Employee of the Month Programs
ton voogt
Some thoughts on this topic: these individual or t...

Employee of the Month VS Team of the Month
Maurisset, Member
I prefer "Team Of the Month"
This means every...

EOM Program Needs Great Care & Attention
Fekadu Asmamaw, Member
I used to work in a hotel with about 300 employees...

Keeping the Employee of the Month Program Alive
Jacob Andrews, Member
An Employee of the Month program is good. But if t...

Employee of the Month
Moustafa Alam, Member
I believe it is a good way to motivate employees.<...

Starting an Employee Of the Month Program?
Francis, Member
I am about to start EOM in my factory, looks like ...

Consider and Prepare Employee of the Month Carefully
Wood, Member
Like all initiatives consider carefully before imp...

Employee of the Month is a Recognition
essakalli, Member
EOM should be regarded as a recognition for someon...

Why Employee of the Month is Not a Good Motivation Tool
abens anna jacob, Member
Employee Of the Month is not a good way to motivat...

Employee of the Month Advantages
venkataramanan, Member
Of course this is one of the methods adopted by ma...

Employee of the Month? Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No
I think that an EOM program is really very difficu...

Employee of the Month Program per Focus Area
Clinton Lee, Member
I believe EOM programs are basically good if they ...

Employee of the Month: Assessment
Ahmad kanj, Member
I'm voting for the title: " Team of the Month " fo...

A Short Sighted Process
Jackson A. Rhys, Member
Myriad research studies have shown that people wor...

Outdated. Old-school
Vincent Miholic, Member
EOM? Outdated. Old-school. Need a comprehensive re...

Team Based Yellow Shirts with Peer Validation
Maimon Arif, Member
We introduced a quarterly yellow shirt award for t...

The Purpose of EOM
bindhulatha, Member
EOM is a basic motivational title which everyone w...

External Motivation is Out of Date
Tom Downs, Member
Extrinsic motivation belongs in the dustbin of his...

Employee of the Month Remains a Good Practice
Lazhar Charfeddine, Member
It is not only about the result, it should be a fu...

EOM Worked Well in Manufacturing Industries
Shaik Murtuza Illahi
I was in charge of a production line of an air con...

When EOM is not Suitable
Ssamanya M.Geowillis, Member
There should be well defined benchmarks for the EO...

Extrinsic Motivation is History - BUNK
W Atkinson, Member
(Editor: bunk = absurd)

EmployeeS of the Month or Team of the Month
hjoab, Member
For me, there should be the employeeS of the month...

Employee of the Month Ideas
Eskeyas, Member
EOM program may lead to unhealthy competition if n...

Change Employee of the Month Criteria Every Month
Donald, Member
Team of the month is a great idea. I won EOM twice...


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