6th December 2005 From India, Bhopal
This is a very useful method of not only compensating but also acts as a motivational tool.
However, one must remember that these schemes should be changed and or modified over a period of time otherwise it may end up tasting like stale food.
I must go on to state a real life example/story.
There was a worker named Ramu in a Manufacturing Unit. He had just joined the company. He had just learnt of a plan to reward innovativeness. As per plan they were to be given one steel glass for one such idea used. He was really happy.
Some 20 years later, I decided to do an industry based project in this Manufacturing unit. I happened to interview Ramu. He had one thing to tell me
"Madamji, mere ghar mein itne saare glasses hai ab kuch plate ho jate to achcha rehta. Itne saare glasses ka mai kya karoon?"
17th July 2006 From India, Nasik