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    Rewards are more effective than punishment.

    When we want to explain something to someone or give an order, we adopt a general strategy, first of all give basic information to the person in front, then explain in detail and calmly answer the questions asked in response. On completion, we hope that now the person in front has understood our point and from the future, he will act as per our orders. Sometimes when the work is not done properly, initially we will speak a little angrily to the person, but when the work is not consistent with the desire, then we adopt the method of punishment.

    But will the fear of punishment motivate a person to act well and properly? On the other hand, if we announce any rewards to encourage, then the person will probably be more interested and conscious of the work.

    Rewards are affected not only in the works but also in studies. It is not necessary that there is always a gift or prize in the rewards, the rewards can be a small email, message, apprehension in a team meeting, or even a few words of appreciation among others people.
  • #729710
    Rewards and punishments go hand in hand. If you reward a person many times it might lead to pampering and misuse of rewarding. At the same time if a person is punished regularly then he will simple break down. So there should be a balance when the question of rewarding and punishing comes in picture in real life situations. Just see the case of children in our houses. We have to reward them but sometimes punish also. There is no doubt that rewards motivate a person but one learns from the punishments also. If the rewards and punishments are commensurate with the actions of a person then they create positive vibes and developing tendencies in a person otherwise they will create more confusions in the already confusing situation. The authority which decides rewards and punishments should be prudent enough to do a justifiable allocation.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #729715
    Always punishments may not work properly. The same is the case with rewards also. Balancing is required. That is why people say that we should have a stick in our hand but we should use it very rarely and when it is an absolute necessity only. In management, motivation is a lesson. Punishments are also treated as motivation factors. Similarly, Rewards are also a way of motivation. Any of the two should be used very cautiously. Overdoing any one of the two will give negative results.
    I know a boss we used to shout at the person who did not do his work properly. At the same time, he used to call them and tell them how to do it correctly and guide the people. His subordinates used to admire him very much. Even though he shouts at people he used to help them when it is required. That is why he used to get respect from many of his subordinates.

    always confident

  • #729716
    Rewarding and punishment is totally different. In a company rewards are given to those who display superlative performance over and above the others or got some name and fame through his act. Rewards are the recognition of good work and that may be through salary hike, promotion or even some kind of articles as rewards. In many companies the best employees are ranked by a seperate department and marks given and at the end of the year or on Deepavali day the best employee is chosen among the best and rewarded. But punishment is the result of bad work display to which the management is not happy and want the employee to repent for the wrong act done. Punishment may be cut of salary, hiking working hours, and asking even to come on Sundays and holidays. But a punished employee will not get the name and fame as desired.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
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  • #729739
    Punishment and reward both have their own places. Sometimes, a reward motivates a person and sometimes fear of punishment makes a person do. For students punishment pushes students to follow the instructions of the teachers more than greed of rewards. But for a matured person reward motivates. If he sees some monetary benefits he will invest all his energy in his work. Punishment will affect his working performance and most probably, fear of punishment will give negative effect on his performance and he may lose his self confidence too.
    For employees, I think appreciation from seniors motivates greatly. Because employees work sincerely, if their performance is appreciated with a smile it is a great reward for them.

  • #729742
    The rewards and punishments come under extrinsic motivation. The company may announce a reward for completing a task within a time frame. Similarly, those who are working on the sales section will be given targets. Failure to complete the task results in some sort of punishment like withholding the increment or transfer to another place. Achieving the target may get a reward or increament. Both the reward and punishment motivate the person but the punishment creates fear and make the person to complete the task somehow or other. In the case of reward there will be satisfaction to the person where as in the case of punishmet that internal satisfaction lacks.
    " Be Good and Do Good "

  • #729772
    Rewards and Punishment are just two sides of a coin. Both rewards and punishment act as a motivating factor when it comes to performance. Lets take an example to understand, since a very long time there has been a penalty declared against not wearing helmets/ triple seating/rash driving, definitely there has been a sharp fall in the number of people not wearing helmets, but somewhere i feel if there was a reward for wearing helmet, that would have helped people motivate more. I do not support the phenomenon of rewarding over punishment, but i feel that is how the whole system of mankind works. To get rewards for better work always count more than getting punishment for wrong stuff.
    Believe in the existence of God the super power.

  • #729775
    Rewards and punishment policies have been introduced in the working premises so to keep the work force active and motivated with their consistent efforts. They are encouraged to achieve their tasks effectively so that the objective of the company is fulfilled with their better performance. Rewarding some of the employees for their commendable jobs would have positive effects on the other employees and they, too, would like to achieve the same. Such encouragements would change the attitudes of the workforce for better planning and performance. Punishment too plays a greater role in disciplining the poor performers. If either of the component reward or punishment is absent, the workforce might not have contributed significantly.

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