How to Demotivate Your Best Employees | Organization Management | Scoop.it

It would seem to make sense that when companies recognize their workers with awards, they are likely to see a boost in morale and perhaps even inspire them to work harder.

 

It turns out that sometimes rewarding employees for good behavior can actually backfire, leading to a drop in motivation and productivity.

 

More than 80 percent of companies dole out work-related awards like "employee of the month" or "top salesperson." Managers often view these awards as inexpensive ways to improve worker performance; many believe that when employees bask in the glow of corporate praise, they may even feel motivated to work harder over the long term.


Via The Learning Factor