Today’s Business Strategy
Business Rescue Coach Maggie asks you:
Are you being a good producer?
Are you giving yourself a break from time to time?
Do you reward yourself for staying focused and producing?
Performance Rewards is a hot topic! You will find a plethora of articles on the topic! Why? It truly matters 🙂
Most experts agree that rewards are important. Almost everyone agrees that what is an appropriate performance reward for one person may not be at all appropriate for another person. How does this happen?
Appropriate Performance Rewards
The keyword to performance rewards is “appropriate”. Remember we oversimplify
here, so I’m going to keep this topic rather simple and sweet today so you can immediately apply this to yourself and your team. NOTE: Applying wisdom is what makes it useful 🙂
Just as people come in many different shapes and sized so should performance rewards. Good parents understand this as they reward their different children for the same performance with different rewards. Workplace performance rewards aren’t any different! Why? We are all motivated differently. Furthermore, what was a motivator last year may no longer be a motivator this year.
If you do a google search you will find there are endless experts speaking about how money isn’t the best motivator. Over the years, my clients and organizations confirm this. Undeniably, money is an important part of why we work in the first place. Yet what if the time is taken to learn something like during the summer months a person would rather work 4 longer days so they could have a whole Friday off. If they produce during those 4 days, why not grant that request?
Real Example of a Performance Reward
A client of mine just gifted herself this performance reward for the balance of the boating season. Once we agreed to how she would still keep business progressing AND reward herself, she felt eager to produce at a high level again. Then, here’s the kicker… she said, “I’d rather give myself a little more pressure to produce in 4 days instead of 5 – I work much better under pressure.” Go figure! Everyone is different and performance rewards should be too!
Do YOU Need Performance Reward during Summertime?
If your are working hard, you should equally play to the same intensity. Are you? If your are working long hours, regardless of your production level, you should reward yourself for your high level of dedication. Are you? If you enjoy the summertime weather and haven’t played in it enough, go! If you need permission, I’m offering it 🙂 Go, get a break from your work. Change your environment. Change your mindset. Go have responsible fun and refresh your mind and body!
5 Steps to YOUR Performance Rewards:
Today’s Brilliant Business Success Action Items
- Pick an activity to do within the next 30 days as your performance reward.
- During non-working hours, create your Master Plan of FUN.
- Make sure you have all your responsibilities covered while you are rewarding yourself.
- Go play!!!
- Repeat Appropriate Performance Rewards as “appropriately needed, earned, and deserved”! (Remember this for everyone on your team.)
Are you ready to step into your Performance Rewards? Let’s share our rewards ideas in the “Leave a Reply & Comment” so we can all help each other build Brilliant Businesses 🙂
It can be all different this year…
if you plan to deliver different results in 2013!
If you or your business needs rescuing on this particular topic
or any other Business Strategies we have been discussing,
please reach out to Maggie (262) 716.7750 FYI: I’m in the Central Time Zone
Blessings of Success to YOU ~
Maggie Mongan, Business Rescue Coach
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.
I think I need a vacation! I’ve been working hard all summer and need a break. This article confirms my thoughts….so thank you!! I will take a vacation very soon.
Blake Cahoon, Web Designer
Blake’s Web Creations
I think I have to start small with this. Right now I am taking most of the weekends off. The neat thing about this is that I can really do it now. I can keep my mind on family and fun rather than on business. It was hard but I am now doing it quite naturally. Rewards will come next!
Sounds like you have chosen a great reward: dedicated family time-good job!