Incentives don’t have to cost you a lot of money. Genuine acts of appreciation can result in feelings of belonging and further motivation for people to get the job done.
Here are some incentives you can use that are low-cost, effective, and can result in improved morale and productivity
1. Hero water – keep a case of bottled water around the office, and reward those who do the little things right with water on the spot. A hidden benefit with this – your people don’t have to leave the office or work location to get a drink.
2. Oxygen breaks – for those offices still allowing smoke breaks, give everyone the ability to take an “oxygen break” every 2 hours to get away from the desk or to get some fresh air.
3. Unpaid days/hours off – for those who don’t have a lot of vacation time, a pre-approved unpaid day off can do wonders to allow people to catch up on matters in their personal life, whether it be a whole day of part of a day.
4. Access – whether it be access to resources such as books, dvds, discount memberships, access can be one of the least expensive and most effective incentives.
What incentives have you used or received like these?