The following thing has taken place in organizations very different after to have introduced incentives to compensate to " good workers " In an agro-industrial company of the Peruvian North, they discovered insects in his packages of asparagus. Then design a program of premiums to compensate the worker who retires the insects of vegetables. The company abandonment the plan of incentives when it discovered that the employees were bringing house insects, putting them in the asparagus and later retiring them in order to secure the premium. In a software company they had problems with diverse errors of programming. It was decided then, to apply a plan of incentives to compensate the programmers who identified and suppressed the errors. At the beginning everything marched well, but.
The numbers of yield were hiding the problem. The employees were creating the errors that the plan paid to suppress to them. In some educative centers, the repayment of the educational ones is related to the qualifications obtained by the students in standardized examinations. professors in fact spend but time helping to the students to make the examinations well that teaching to them to include/understand the courses. Very little ethical, no? When he is desired to apply a system of incentives (prime), it is necessary to identify the problem well that is desired to solve. Like everything in the life: Each tool has its value according to the type of situation in which it is used. In summary: At the most the repayment is related to concrete indicators of the yield, but they tend the employees to concentrate in those indicators and but they forget other important elements of the work that are but difficult to measure. Original author and source of the article.