Workplace Hack: Personalize Rewards

No, not in the sense of having the employee’s name printed or engraved on some generic piece of giftware. True personalization is about a lot more than names.

Whatever your company rewards its employees for—sales figures, accident-free track records, years of service—the incentive has a greater impact on future performance if it’s tailored to the recipient’s interests and preferences. By choosing a reward specifically for each individual, you maximise the return (in productivity) without necessarily changing the incentive budget.

What rewards do you give your team and why? How has it worked? Let us know in the comments below!


This hack is part of a series of weekly workplace hacks that teaches you about collaboration, productivity and time saving tips. Published every Wednesday.

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