Every company wants happy and productive employees. But that can be a difficult balancing act, to say the least.
If you push your employees to put in extra hours and effort, they might produce more, but their morale could very well suffer. If you lavish them with benefits and extra paid time off, they will probably feel increased job satisfaction, but they could get lethargic.
The key to uniting both happiness and productivity? Motivation.
And the old ways of motivation aren’t working like they used to. The carrot-and-stick approach, with salary raises and threats of termination as the only tools in the manager’s toolbox, is no longer effective.
There is mounting evidence for this phenomenon, much of which can be found in Malcom Gladwell’s best-selling book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. And, according to Incentive Magazine, a recent study by Galaxy Research has “found that while 20 percent of workers are motivated by money and bonuses, 26 percent are motivated by the support of their colleagues and the culture of their workplace.”
Managers need to get creative if they want a healthy culture of driven employees. One great way to achieve this goal is through incentive travel.
With an incentive travel program, employers can integrate destination travel rewards within the company culture to simultaneously boost productivity and enhance employee satisfaction. It is a terrific way to show employees that they are valuable to the success of the company, and that their contributions are appreciated.
Plus, there are so many unique travel destinations to offer, that an incentive program can remain a vital component of a company’s management strategy without ever growing stale and ineffective.
If you think your company could benefit from a motivational incentive travel program, feel free to reach out to us. We can answer any questions you may have about logistics, pricing, travel ideas, and more.