Many organizations are now finding that a peer selection process increases the impact of the plan. When employees or team members have a say in the selection of teams for awards, they see the plan as open, honest and fair.
In one company, a joint committee composed of management and nonmanagement personnel create the criteria and review the candidates from among the many teams that submit applications. The committee selects 10 finalists, then, in a rather interesting twist, the 10 finalists select the winning team based on the original criteria. Again, while one team wins, all 10 finalists receive awards. My personal prefer...
Variations on peer inclusion in the reward selection process increase the “fairness” perception of the recognition.
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