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Ch 1: Using Employee Recognition to Reward & Motivate

About This Chapter

Employee recognition programs can benefit businesses by increasing morale and productivity. In these lessons and quizzes, your managers will learn about types of rewards and why they work.

Using Employee Recognition to Reward & Motivate - Chapter Summary

By including these lessons in your corporate training program, you can help managers and team leaders learn how to recognize and reward outstanding employees. They will study the following:

  • Types of incentives and rewards
  • The power of rewards
  • Influencing employee behavior with rewards
  • How employee recognition programs benefit the business

These brief videos look at types of rewards, how they can be used to motivate employees and their benefits to the company. The quizzes that follow each lesson can be used to promote discussion during group sessions, and the chapter exams let your managers gauge their understanding of employee rewards.

How It Helps

  • Provides ideas: Employee rewards can come in many forms. Managerial employees will learn about various types of incentives, such as money, public recognition or other positive reinforcements, so they can decide which form will work best for their team.
  • Explains types of rewards: Good managers know how to motivate employees outside of a formal rewards program. By learning about intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, your employees will understand various ways to honor outstanding performers.
  • Boosts many aspects of business: Your managers will gain an understanding of how implementing an employee reward system can lead to lower turnover, increased morale and improved productivity on their team.

Skills Covered

By watching these videos, managerial employees should be able to:

  • Name some types of incentives used in rewards programs
  • Define reward power and how leaders can wield it fairly
  • Explain how intrinsic and extrinsic rewards promote positive performance
  • List positive outcomes from employee recognition programs

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Using Employee Recognition to Reward & Motivate
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Employee Motivation Programs: Incentives and Reward Systems

1. Employee Motivation Programs: Incentives and Reward Systems

Every individual is motivated by different things. Money, awards or even just public praise are all parts of motivation. In this lesson, we will dig a little deeper and look at the forms of incentive and rewards programs.

Reward Power in Leadership: Definition & Example

2. Reward Power in Leadership: Definition & Example

In this lesson, you'll learn about reward power and its important concepts and then be provided an example to illustrate it. You'll have an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz after the lesson.

Reward Systems & Employee Behavior: Intrinsic & Extrinsic Rewards

3. Reward Systems & Employee Behavior: Intrinsic & Extrinsic Rewards

Have you ever wondered why some employees are more motivated than others to work at a higher level of productivity? This lesson explains how managers use intrinsic and extrinsic rewards to reinforce positive employee behavior.

Practical Application: Intrinsic & Extrinsic Rewards in the Workplace Infographic

4. Practical Application: Intrinsic & Extrinsic Rewards in the Workplace Infographic

Many organizations recognize the importance of motivating workers to produce a happy and productive workplace. What's the best way to motivate employees? This infographic outlines intrinsic and extrinsic rewards and how to use them in the workplace.

Benefits of Employee Recognition Programs

5. Benefits of Employee Recognition Programs

You want to encourage your employees to work harder, provide greater service, and be more satisfied in their work. This lesson will explain the benefits of a recognition program in achieving these goals.

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