Contingent reward is a reward that should be given to staff members when they earn them, that is the principle of contingent rewards. ("Motivating others through," 2011) This is a great way to get the desired effect when working with a staff that might not be motivated to get a task or assignment done. A trend in the United States is toward a larger portion of employees’ compensation to be provided in the form of “variable pay” such as bonuses and equity-based compensation. ("Motivating others through," 2011)
Being the manager at the fast food restaurant and having a difficult time motivating your employees to clean the facility every three hours will be an easy task, when you find the best way to motivate them. What I have come up with is a three part contingent reward program. The three steps are; Assign tasks to each employee
We will provide a handout to each team employee listing there areas they are responsible through out the month. •
This allows them to plan for the tasks and assignment they will need to complete. •
Each employee will get assignments based on there level of experience. As they move up in the company more tasks can be assigned. Manager/Head Manager checks daily on tasks
This is important part of the contingent reward system.
Every three hours the manager needs to verify that the task is done and make a note of it on a board where all the tasks for the month are represented.
The reward is broken down per paycheck. Each completed task represents a certain percentage of additional money. •
This will also be viewed quarterly for yet another possible percentage increase •
So as the employees do there assigned task they are rewarded for that. •
If they do not do the task they will not receive the increase •
It will also show they are not getting there tasks done on the big board o
This will service as a motivation as the team can see who is performing and who is not
This is the concept that has been developed...
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