The excitement of being a new manager has started to wear off. Your boss is pressuring you because you need your team to work faster. You need to find a way to motivate them! Based on your psychology class, you realize that you have two choices.
CHOICE 1 – Praise. You could focus on those who do really well and praise them for their success. There will be a bulletin board that highlights those employees with the best performance.
CHOICE 2 – Pay. For those employees who produce more ,they get paid more. The top 5% get a big raise.
Which choice do you make? This is really important because your end of year bonus depends on your team’s productivity. In your discussion post, share which choice you make and how that connects to what you have learned about motivation.