Does knowing incentive programs exist deter employees? Most emphatically not.
Incentives work. Period. But not just any incentive. A hardworking incentive program is not a cookie cutter model since no program is ideal for every industry or workplace.
The way incentive programs work hard to engage a workforce are twofold:
1. Reminders of the empty space an incentive will fill. Considering the general demographic needs of employees can guide the type of incentive program developed and initiated.
2. Goal-seeking produces singular energy. When employees have a place upon which to focus their attention the entire system of their work habits gets intensified and produces powerful results—both for them and for their companies.
The truth? Employees just will not work as hard in a stagnant environment. Paychecks are necessities and anyone can go through the motions of a job to get one every month. The perks of an incentive program are worth working for—and worth working really hard for.
Imagine the heart of a CEO—they built their company passionate about what their business provides or produces or sells. This same level of passion may not translate in employees—the people entrusted with maintaining the working parts to sell what needs to be sold. Igniting what employees might find passionate in life (travel, money, material possessions) can directly affect a company’s bottom line.
Incentivizing really works.