In Human Resources Management, the topic above is very familiar. We need to understand how we intend to reward and recognize our people. Different people are motivated by different things, hence people developing reward systems need to be aware of what people consider as rewarding.
In the theory of motivation, there is also what is called Herzberg’s hygiene factors – Some things might not be enough to make you leave a company, but they are enough to make you not think of leaving. What seems rather amazing however, is that the things that are hygiene factors are sometimes thought about by many as motivational factors. Herzberg was able to identify some of the elements classified as hygiene to include: company cars, salary, relationship with boss or subordinates, status and security. Does this shock you? He then identified the real motivators as achievement, recognition, work itself, personal growth, responsibility and advancement.
This month, also being the birthday of this site, I am in a great mood. Hence aside of the competition we currently have on, that will help people to win some fantastic prices, I am hereby announcing an experiment to reward and recognize the most courageous risk takers on this site. This experiment is open to only 10 participants and it’s on a first come first serve basis. You are about to be pleasantly surprised!
I am offering to give the first 10 people to indicate interest in this, an opportunity of sending in N50,000 each to me, and earning N220,000 in 90days. This offer is better than what any of the current investment scheme offers, and it is guaranteed. On the dot of 90days exactly you will get your N220,000. Don’t ask about if you don’t, that is why it is an experiment. I will make sure you get it, whatever happens. Deadline for payment is the 30th of March. You will be required to pay into a First Inland Bank account I will make available for you.
How do I qualify?
To qualify for this, you first need to be among the first 10 to indicate interest. Then you will perform a little task of mailing some of the articles on this site to as many of your friends as you can. You will use the email this post link on each of the articles. (In other words a little marketing of this site). If you mailed the highest number you will get recognized in addition to your N220,000. You are required to mail posts to about 100 people (like 3 per day). If not, you will still get your money, but will not be considered for the experiment again in the future.
Can one person buy the 10 slots?
No! The whole purpose of this exercise is to celebrate this site, and launch it forward into it’s next level. One person cannot get more than one slot. To be eligible you also need to have evidence that you are not a first timer on this site.
If I indicate interest and can’t pay before the deadline what happens?
The next person on the list replaces you, and then the next and next in the event of multiple defaulters.
Are you out of your mind?
LoL – Even I, feel like picking one of the slots for my mum (I might:)). Let’s say I’ve thought about this, and I know that experiments help us to get models perfected.
If your experiment fails what will happen?
I will ensure all the participants are paid their N220,000, I would also have learnt the lesson from the experiment while making my loyal friends, supporters and strangers happy. At the same time, people would have marketed this site and I would be helping more people.
How will we know what happened?
Exactly 90days after March 30, I will write a post referring to this post and sharing a detailed report on the success or otherwise of the experiment, prior to this I will also be giving heads up on progress. It’s an experiment, so I’m taking a number I can handle.
Shall I say, welcome to Nigeria’s first online reality show :)? Things are just beginning to become really interesting. Can you feel a rush of adrenalin? Let the party begin! Just briefly introduce how long you’ve been reading… and say you are interested!