The negative potential of performance bonuses

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

In the second part of RTW Matters' interview with Occupational Therapist Kate Roylance, she discusses the counter-productive nature of many performance rewards.

We all want to be rewarded for good, safe work. Acknowledgement, appreciation and increased responsibility are some of the forms this reward might take, and without them the incentive to keep plugging away successfully might be lost. We can also lose incentive, however, when faced with the wrong kind of reward. Worse still, the wrong reward – or a reward based on the wrong indicator - can be downright dangerous. “Workplaces wit...

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Published 01 February, 2009 | Updated 03 February, 2009