How to Demotivate Your Best Employees
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, 2013
An award program designed to boost productivity resulted in high achievers working less.
Recognition motivates employees, yet some company award programs have the opposite effect. A recent Harvard Business School study reveals that it matters a great deal how managers award employees, and for what. Freelance writer Dina Gerdeman talked with one of the study’s co-authors to find out how a well-intentioned incentive program ended up alienating a company’s most valuable employees. getAbstract recommends her article to managers who want to recognize their employees the right way.
About the Author
Dina Gerdeman is a freelance news and features writer for Harvard Business School and other outlets.
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