QWE Practice Guideline: 140: Enhance productivity and wages through both monetary and non-monetary incentives
Target group: Any organization employing individuals with disabilities
Weekly, monthly, and annual activities to promote employee value, drive morale, and develop peer support.
Subject matter experts/trainers
- HR staff to manage offerings
- Collection equipment
- Space for events
- Start Up: Pop can collections
- Ongoing: Improved efficiencies in the workforce
- Other sources: donations
- Weekly meetings wherein employees can nominate colleagues for the Most Valuable Player of the week. The winner gets recognized and thanked for their efforts in a public employee meeting and has bragging rights for the next week.
- Contests that range from talent shows to designing contests (i.e., paper airplanes).
- Barbeques funded from pop can returns.
- Employees are encouraged to offer suggestions and recognize public efforts, then report on the effectiveness.
- Employees are offered opportunities to share their life experiences, so others may benefit; not make the same mistakes, learn how to do things better/differently.
- Community items are raffled off, such as televisions, tables, desks, weight machines, batteries, work clothing, computers, company shirts, company mugs, company hats, and so on.
- Pizza parties are held based on meeting quality and productivity standards.
- Policy regarding structure of offerings.
- Individual: Improved morale, increased productivity, opportunity to understand and implement appropriate worker traits, self-reported sense of pride, facilitated stronger team relationships
- Organizational: Increased productivity, improved quality, more cohesive workforce, better able to prepare employees
NPA: Work Skills Corporation Location: Brighton, MI Date Submitted: 2013 Website: https://www.wskills.com/
Resources: Quality Work Environment Workbook