Individual or team-based: Which rewards are better?

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Article - 2 June pictureCompanies implementing recognition programs to acknowledge employees’ strong performances may have wondered whether it is better to reward individuals or on team-based basis. Both strategies have their pros and cons, and a mixture of both may be an effective way of boosting performance in your workplace.

Team-based rewards
Rewards based on team performance are often used when teamwork is essential to a particular task or area of business. In teams where each member is involved in delivering the final product, a group-based reward may be offered to encourage individual members to work together and spur each other on to perform at higher levels.  When employees feel the pressure of a team of people relying on their work to achieve a reward, they may be compelled to work harder and communicate more effectively to reach these goals. However, particularly driven team members determined to achieve the prize may find themselves taking…

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