Effect Of Reward Systems On Employee Performance In Kenya. A Case Study Of Flights And Safaris International
Osir, Gideon Robert
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This research proposal seeks to address the effects or reward systems on employees performance at the work place. Rewards systems have been designed conventionally to motivate employees hence improve their performance. The problem, however arises when instead of being motivated to perform better, the employees performance tends to dwindle despite the reward systems. Actually many reward based systems do not function property. They have been referred to as bribery systems where the employer bribes the employee to solicit exceptional; performance from him. Clearly, this poses a problem to the entire work environment and thus affects the operations of the worker. Therefore, it is imperative to carry out studies and come up with the much needed answers which will be of help to the managers employees and the entire organizations. In this light, this proposal will seek to carry out studies to identify the types of reward system that are non-functional or have an adverse effect on employee performance. Solutions to these reward system related problems should arrived at in order to restore to our work places and have a satisfied and motivated work force thus ensuring high productivity. Definition of significant terms Motivation - this is a process in which people choose between alternative forms of behaviour in order to achieve personal goals. Intrinsic motivation - this can be described as the process of motivation by the work it self in so far as it satisfies peoples needs or at least leads them to expect that their goals will be achieved. It is self generated. Extrinsic motivation - this is what is done to people to motivate them. Group incentives - a plan in which a production standard is set for a specific work group and its members are paid incentives if they exceed the production standard.Contigent pay - this relates to financial rewards to the performance, competence, contribution or skills of individual employees. Correlation- this is the measurement of the degree of relationship between two or more variables. Regression- this the measurement of the relationship between a known variable and an unknown variable. Compensation system- a compensation system is about how people are rewarded in an organization. It is concerned with financial and non-financial rewards. Group based incentives- this is a plan in which a production standard is set for a specific group and its members are paid incentives if the group exceeds the production standard.
University of Nairobi