Development Cooperation Handbook/How do we manage the human resources of programmes and projects?/Reward Superior Performance

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In general, organizations signal what activities they want to encourage by rewarding employees monetarily who demonstrate those activities. Monetary rewards can come in the form of increased base pay or bonuses. Individual bonuses are similar to merit pay, but they are a one-time payment that don’t increase an employee’s base pay permanently. Awards are one-time rewards, but they often are given in the form of a prize such as a sales representative receiving a vacation to Hawaii for meeting a sales goal.   Organizations also should recognize that different people value different rewards. Some workers may prefer non-monetary options.   Paid time off has become especially valuable to employees whose spouses also work. Married or single, employees can use paid time off to tend to personal affairs. Time off also allows employees to rejuvenate, returning to work refreshed and more productive.   Recognition not only acknowledges good performance, but it also confers status to employees. Some workers prefer the “social capital” of special attention for their good work more than money. Recognition programs also tend to be inexpensive for organizations to implement.   Organizations also can reward good performance by investing in employee development. The organizations pay for the employee to develop knowledge and skills that not only help him or her perform the current job but also prepares him or her for future positions. organizations that rely on innovation particularly benefit from using employee development as a reward for good performance.

Tools[edit | edit source]

Templates[edit | edit source]

Applicant employee evaluation form
Staff Activity Forecast and Report
Interpersonal skill assessment
Employee Performance Review – Peer Review
Performance appraisal forms

Guidelines[edit | edit source]

Key Questions for Establishing the Team Organization
How to reach an agreement on the Employee Performance Objectives
How to manage motivated and effective teams
How to recognize if Team Building is successful
How to check the level of togetherness in a team
Measures to make teams more performing
The 5 steps of team creation
Checklist for Identifying Performance Problems

Why do organisations need to plan and manage their communication?
How team members can improve overall project communication
Measures to make teams more performing
Required characteristics of the project manager
The 10 Project Management Guiding Principles

See also[edit | edit source]

In other sections of this handbook
The employee empowering organization
Manage the Performance of Project Team Members
Team Conflict Management
Decision Making in Groups
Leading and Managing
Team Conflict Management
Decision Making in Groups
Project Managers and programme Managers
Determining the project manager