EMPLOYEE AWARD PROGRAMS: HOW WELL DO THEY WORK?
In an effort to determine the effects of various road department employee awards programs, a survey was made of 45 state programs by the TRB-AASHTO joint committee on maintenance and operations personnel. This article is a digest of the report written on the results of that survey. The following items were noted in the evaluation: (1) Employees appreciate awards but only 25 percent of the programs create enthusiastic response; (2) only 13 percent increased product while 35 percent were considered morale boosters; (3) safety awards tend to encourage improvement; and (4) little use is made of awards for employee improvement. A comparative analysis is made of the major types of awards and how they are currently being implemented. Basic points to recognize in any awards programs are also discussed.
Scranton Publishing Company434 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL United States 60605
- Publication Date: 1975-8
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: p. 26-27
- Rural and Urban Roads
- Volume: 13
- Issue Number: 8
- TRT Terms: Awards; Data collection; Highway departments; Improvements; Incentives; Performance; Personnel; Surveys
- Subject Areas: Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00125527
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM