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 well planned and properly implemented employee reward and recognition programs as compared to a company without such a plan?

  • Faster Growth
  • Increased Productivity
  • 2X More Revenues
  • Net Income Increases
  • Stock Performance Jumps

Indeed, employees are one of the company’s most precious assets. “Leadership That Gets Results,” an article published on the Harvard Business Review, also talked about employee motivation and how they are related to reward programs and company profits.  According to “Leadership That Gets Results,” of the six kind of leadership styles studied, the only highest predictor of climate or morale in the workplace is the leadership style that uses employee rewards.

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