Saturday, 13 February 2010

Staff Motivation

Sometimes the best way to deal with workplace mistakes is to honor them

On the subjects of staff motivation and leaderships, an article published in Volume 26, Issue #3 of the Journal of Business Strategy shares that a BMW plant in Regensburg, Germany enacted a successful program between 1990 and 1993 where employees could nominate colleagues who had come up with clever ideas that, despite thorough testing, failed to work. Nominees then got the opportunity to discuss their creative failure and win a prize, such as a fine bottle of wine.  According to the article, this program was successful in building a culture of innovation and creative thinking and trial without glorifying routine, unhelpful errors.

Key Terms for this article: motivation, staff motivation, incentives

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