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Choosing the appropraite target to motivate your staff

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Hello readers, so it is good to reward your staff members for their hardwork. A reward scheme will contribute to the development of a business and that of its staff if used well which is a good thing, as such businesses should use reward schemes.

Owners of businesses sometimes make a mistake of setting a reward scheme that ends up jeopardizing the success of the business. For example, if a hairstylist is given a target to attend to a certain amount of customers (braiding) in a day to get a reward. Then the hairstylist might decide to cut the braids big in order to hit the target, however, leading to dissatisfaction of customers which will affect the business eventually.

The main aim of a reward scheme is to contribute to the success of a business while meeting the needs of employees. As such targets should be strategic. A target must be equal, like various employees must have equal targets and it must be achievable. A target must not be vague and it must be within the control of the employees. It must lead to meeting the needs of the business as well as that of the staff

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