Accession Number : ADA194046

Title :   The Cash Performance Award Program as a Motivator of GM (General Merit) Employee Productivity.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Samuel A , Jr

PDF Url : ADA194046

Report Date : 31 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 161

Abstract : This study examines the case performance award program of the Department of the Army (DA) as it relates to General Merit (GM) employees and, based upon a review of program data, concludes that: several essential steps within the context of a broader performance management process are perhaps not being effectively negotiated; and, the process are perhaps not being effectively negotiated; and, the program is characterized by a lack of clearly defined goals and objectives, and the existence of distributional inequities. The study develops a proposed survey research questionnaire that would enable DA to: determine if the cash performance award program serves as a positive motivator for GM employees to be more productive; and, examines their attitudes and perceptions regarding a number of practices and procedures that could also have a bearing upon motivation and, hence, productivity. Data as obtained from the survey questionnaire would enable DA to better identify dysfunctional practices and procedures, and to formulate corrective fixes to enhance the viability of the broader performance management process. That process is examined in some detail, to emphasize the interrelatedness of its component steps and to demonstrate how a failure to effectively negotiate each of those respective steps could serve to influence GM employee motivation, as well as have a bearing upon the effectiveness of the cash performance award as a motivational tool. Keywords: Incentive awards.

Descriptors :   *AWARDS, *MOTIVATION, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTIVITY, QUESTIONNAIRES, SURVEYS, MONEY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE