Imagine receiving a gift for a job well done. Pretty nice, isn’t it? But now, you learn that the reward you’ve received is the exact same item for every person who receives an award.
Even when created with good intentions, rewards can fall flat. Defaulting to a cup of coffee for a job well done is a common occurrence – everyone likes coffee, right? Well, no, actually. I know many of my colleagues can’t have extra caffeine, and this sort of reward would sit unused in a desk drawer. The value of that reward for some is diminished.
It’s clear that gifts or rewards at work may not be accomplishing what you’ve set out for them. Instead of giving a gift that makes an employee smile, you could be creating an extra headache if the gift breaks, or doesn’t align with what the employee expects to receive.
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