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The Four Myths of Incentives


Incentives—rewards meant to encourage and motivate employees to be more productive—all too often backfire and create unintended consequences: internal squabbles, cynicism, distraction, and diminished performance. The trick with incentives is avoiding the pitfalls and common myths. Following are the four most common myths regarding incentives: MYTH 1: Incentives should be focused only on what a …