To incentivize or not to incentivize. That is the question.
(Or maybe you’re simply wondering at the moment whether or not “incentivize” is actually a word? It is, by the way. 🙂 )
Do you struggle with implementing an incentive program?
Is it because you’re torn between the philosophy of extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation or is it because it’s a struggle to be consistent in implementing something? (Or maybe a little of both?)
While there’s plenty of research supporting both sides of this age-old question of extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation, today I’ll be sharing my journey with (and support of) implementing incentives. Specifically:
- Why I struggled for years with implementing incentive programs.
- Four things I found an incentive program (and I) needed for long-term success.
- How others in the field helped inspire and develop my own philosophy regarding extrinsic rewards along the way.
- How short term rewards can turn into long-term joy including a specific example from my studio.
In a later post, I’ll get more specific with the incentive program I’ve been using with success for several years, and a list of popular prize box items.