Incentives for Workers

Incentives for Workers

I’ve just had a moment. And a question answered that I didn’t think to ask: “How will workers by paid?” Of course with money. But how much is enough? And should pay be associated with the tasks assigned? Should workers be paid hourly?

The answer is likely a salary is best – one that exceeds the workers expectations. Then give them autonomy as soon as you can. This way we can avoid poor performance with increased incentives. That’s right, when cognitive skill is required, high incentives result in poor performance. Check it out:

With that said, some questions remain about payments for the not-so-cognitive tasks. And how do we prevent burn-out? The work isn’t that rewarding in itself.

Additional lessons learned here:


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