Development Cooperation Handbook/How do we manage the human resources of programmes and projects?/Reward Superior Performance


In general, organizations signal what activities they want to encourage by rewarding employees monetarily who demonstrate those activities. Monetary rewards can come in the form of increased base pay or bonuses. Individual bonuses are similar to merit pay, but they are a one-time payment that don’t increase an employee’s base pay permanently. Awards are one-time rewards, but they often are given in the form of a prize such as a sales representative receiving a vacation to Hawaii for meeting a sales goal.   Organizations also should recognize that different people value different rewards. Some workers may prefer non-monetary options.   Paid time off has become especially valuable to employees whose spouses also work. Married or single, employees can use paid time off to tend to personal affairs. Time off also allows employees to rejuvenate, returning to work refreshed and more productive.   Recognition not only acknowledges good performance, but it also confers status to employees. Some workers prefer the “social capital” of special attention for their good work more than money. Recognition programs also tend to be inexpensive for organizations to implement.   Organizations also can reward good performance by investing in employee development. The organizations pay for the employee to develop knowledge and skills that not only help him or her perform the current job but also prepares him or her for future positions. organizations that rely on innovation particularly benefit from using employee development as a reward for good performance.


Tools edit

Templates edit

  Applicant employee evaluation form
  Staff Activity Forecast and Report
  Interpersonal skill assessment
  Employee Performance Review – Peer Review
  Performance appraisal forms

Guidelines edit

  Key Questions for Establishing the Team Organization
  How to reach an agreement on the Employee Performance Objectives
  How to manage motivated and effective teams
  How to recognize if Team Building is successful
  How to check the level of togetherness in a team
  Measures to make teams more performing
  The 5 steps of team creation
  Checklist for Identifying Performance Problems

  Why do organisations need to plan and manage their communication?
  How team members can improve overall project communication
  Measures to make teams more performing
  Required characteristics of the project manager
  The 10 Project Management Guiding Principles

See also edit

In other sections of this handbook
  The employee empowering organization
  Manage the Performance of Project Team Members
  Team Conflict Management
  Decision Making in Groups
  Leading and Managing
  Team Conflict Management
  Decision Making in Groups
  Project Managers and programme Managers
  Determining the project manager