Why IT Managers Shouldn’t Lean on Bribes to Motivate Employees

Across most industries, including information technology, bribing is a popular method to motivate employees.  Unfortunately, this method does the IT managers who use it no good.  IT contractors need management tactics that go beyond offering rewards to really impact their performance at their IT jobs.

IT consultants may show slight improvements over time, but in the long run, IT professionals need to feel a strong tie to their company and their team.  Once this kind of connection has been established, performance will skyrocket—consistently.  Rewards, unfortunately, only capture interest for as long as they are unavailable.  Once achieved or received, employees are no longer motivated.  The performance level is also only as high as the reward is impressive, too.  Since most companies are unlikely to provided incredibly expensive awards, they are unlikely to garner much of a result from the ones they do offer.  In a way, companies should appreciate this: the best motivator for employees is free!


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