5 reasons non-monetary recognition makes more sense than cash

Why non-monetary recognition doesn't lead to performance lags
By Elysha Ames
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/27/2015

Give a chicken a kernel of corn and it will play the piano — that was the premise of an old carnival game  where a trained chicken pecks on toy piano keys after a coin is dropped in the slot. 

The trick works pretty well but it’s not like the chicken is engaged in the performance — the bird will not continue practising its scales once the anticipated reward has been delivered.