Pizza: the key to motivation

Enhancing teams’ motivation is a constant concern for managers. Now a research carried out by Dan Ariely for his book Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations can give managers the key to motivation. And this key is… pizza.

This research was carried out at a company in Israel. Four groups were set up and they received an email with some tasks to do. Three of these groups were informed that if they carried out these tasks successfully, they’d receive a bonus. The fourth group was left as control group. These bonus were 30$, pizza and a compliment from their boss.

The results were surprising. The group that was promised pizza increased its productivity by 6.7% compared to the control group. The group that was promised a compliment was very close with a 6.6% increase. And finally the group that was promised 30$ only increased its productivity by 4.9%.

Jokes aside, and although pizza is a very serious matter, it seems that the study shows clearly that money is not the most important motivation source for people. There are many ways to motivate teams and so getting productivity to increase just needs a little bit of imagination from managers. At CIFMers 2016 Facility Managers that lead teams that look after better places to work will share the strategies they’ve implemented to motivate their people, because people is the core of Facility Management, and advanced FM models are centered on people.

So if you don’t have imagination, now you know, use pizza (or compliments, but always better if they come with pizza).

 

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