I just discovered this brilliant whitepaper on employee wellness
. It looks at a new worrying trend which has companies paying their employees to participate in wellness programmes.
This is of course an incredibly bad idea for many reasons, including these:
For a long time, rewards were the be-all and end-all of motivation. Everyone knew that the way to encourage people to achieve better results were to reward better results. Bonuses, incentive schemes and pay grades were created to implement this.
Then science starts interfering and pointing out that, actually, rewards only motivate … Continue Reading ››
When even a staunch defender of capitalism like Forbes Magazine says that "Money is not the best motivator"
I consider the issue settled.
From the article:
There is ample evidence to suggest that money may not be the best way to motivate desirable behavior. In fact, … Continue Reading ››
Tom Johnson heard my podcast about motivation and wrote that
This podcast from Alexander Kjerulf, called “Why ‘Motivation by Pizza’ Doesn’t Work,” gave me a major epiphany about the reasons behind motivation.
We were on the verge of implementing a member recognition/rewards program in our chapter when Clyde Parson … Continue Reading ››