Rewardables – A Concept For Future Of Work

Rewardables – A Concept For Future Of Work

Motivating the evolving workforce with a unique employee recognition program.

Wesley Robison
  • 20 january 2013

The Future Of Work

In order to bring to life PSFK’s Future of Work reportPSFK Labs challenged creative agencies from around the world to generate product and service concepts that leverage the trends identified within the report. This concept was created by Zemoga.

Great work comes from highly motivated people – even more so in the future workplace, where distributed work forces, cross-cultural teams, hybrid roles and creative compensation plans will be the norm – not the exception. In this new work environment of fluid adaptation, one thing remains constant: small things can make a world of a difference. There is a basic human need to be recognized for quality work, passion, commitment, self-sacrifice and maintaining a great attitude. The business status quo of empty gestured gifts or long overdue awards will give way to newer forms of employee recognition that fit our evolving world of ever faster employee interactions.

Traditional recognition patterns such as thank you emails and long overdue raises will transform into technology enabled, decentralized structures that encourage dynamic, just-in-time feedback and commendation between all levels and roles within the company. That’s where Rewardables come in.

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Motivation and recognition is at the core of Rewardables – a social system that enables co-workers to recognize each other’s good work with an actionable reward system that is immediate, decisive, and easy. Using a mobile device, anyone in the organization can quickly award and send Rewardables points to a co-worker, a boss or literally anyone in the company as recognition of an accomplishment or notable effort. Predetermined achievement categories and selectable point ranges set a standard and remove employee guesswork. An added personal note of approval maintains the human element and provides more detail and emotional depth.

Employees can redeem Rewardables points for both hard and soft award benefits. Hard awards represent direct cost savings to the employee and could include items such as a pair of movie tickets, their monthly gym fees covered, or subsidized commuting costs. Soft awards are quality of life oriented and would include opportunities such as: time off, breakfast with the CEO, come in late days, or long lunch cards.


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