Creating a solid incentive program

Getting employee buy-in is a simple matter of good communication
By Scott Williamson
||Last Updated: 12/04/2002

Creating a workplace where employer and employee interests are aligned can be a simple, uncomplicated process — but it requires a high level of employee understanding about the organization’s goals.

Employees need to understand what the goals are, what they can do on a day-to-day basis to help achieve those goals and how they will benefit from the success. Communication between employers and employees is critical to achieve this understanding. Incentive pay provides an excellent opportunity to open the lines of communication about what matters to the future success of the organization and its employees.

There are critical junctures throughout an incentive process where meaningful dialogue between both parties is not only opportune, but essential.