Workplace Recognition and Incentive Programs

Contented Cows Give More Milk

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Motivo Staff in Uncategorized

The well known human resources text called “Contented Cows Give More Milk” by Bill Callette and Richard Hadden put this relationship between employee morale in these practical and memorable terms: “Building an environment of positive employee relations is not just the right thing to do; it is the profitable thing to do.” Harvard Business School’s Chris Argyris who has written extensively on business theories about what he termed “learning organizations,” also stressed the importance of addressing employee motivation. He said that to make full use of their “precious resource,” their employees, businesses need to redesign themselves to accommodate and address the employees’  “psychological energy.” To be successful, a recognition and reward strategy must be well conceived and planned and properly implemented to achieve the profitable results desired. What are the benefits of a...

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