In fact, it’s been suggested that many workers feel they have to work outside of their normal hours of employment to get their bosses to notice their efforts, even if one in three believe such efforts are going unnoticed anyway. This is according to?One4all Rewards Spotlight Awards, which researched?2,009 UK workers?? and its findings only serves as a reminder that even if staff love their jobs, they won’t necessarily be happy if they aren’t compensated in some way. One4all went on to claim that working extra hours was second only to exceeding targets as the reason for receiving praise. Delivering high quality work, good teamwork and maintaining a positive attitude fell into third, fourth and fifth place. This comes at a time when Britain?s poor productivity record has been highlighted by government figures, showing the biggest gap with other leading western economies since modern records began in the early 1990s. And?when you consider how few workers are allegedly being positively recognised or rewarded for demonstrating exemplary skills and efforts at work, it?s really surprising that the British workforce is as productive as it is. Bosses really need to do more to reward qualities like these,?One4all MD?Declan Byrne has said.?One can’t help but agree, especially with his sentiment about rewards not needing to?be expensive or complicated. A simple meeting to express how their hard work has been noticed and has impressed will go a long way. “An employee of the month scheme where one prize is awarded per month, will be enough to reinforce these positive efforts,”?Byrne claimed.??Better yet, in companies that can afford it, tailor-made bonuses and rewards, which are based on individuals? efforts, have the biggest impact on workers? productivity and effort levels.? From learning how to draw toast, becoming something akin to the Hulk, working less and watching cat videos more, here are some of the most controversial methods to increasing productivity.Image: ShutterstockBy Shan? Schutte</a ></em ></p >
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