It is not mere rewards but the acceptance of rewards that gives results. Most often, an objectively formulated reward system may not be effective in motivating individuals even though it keeps reasonable level of fairness in distribution of outcomes. Why does this happen? This happens because ‘perception’ acts as the determinant factor of acceptance at the workplace. Whatever be the situation, perceptional evaluation and acceptance are the determinant factors that lead to either positive or negative behaviors. Many empirical researches have established perception as a reality at the workplace, which has high influence on employee behaviors.
Perception is subjective. It is the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted and is a psychological process of observation and interpretation that is influenced by either objective or subjective backgrounds. A situation may be evaluated differently by different individuals because of the difference in perceptions;...
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