Degree of reward

Degree of reward determines the innovation. Bigger reward does not necessarily lead to more innovation. In fact, it reduces innovation.

High powered rewards may produce a flood of ideas but may not be of high quality. The focus shifts to rewards rather than quality of ideas.

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Rewards linked to subjective experiences

Employee’s perceived degree of exposure to reward practices and the discrepancy in the interpretation of reward practices. Lower magnitude of relationship between reward and creativity and innovation reported.

Owing to the complexity of innovation and reward practices, there is variance reported in perception and interpretation of reward practices. This impact on the effectives of rewards and its ability to influence innovation.


New reward systems for innovation

Copyrights and patents as an appropriate reward for innovation

Such rewards enhance motivation and ownership to the employees.