Getting more work for nothing ? Symbolic awards and worker performance

  title={Getting more work for nothing ? Symbolic awards and worker performance},
  author={Michael Kosfeld and Susanne Neckermann},
Getting More Work for Nothing? Symbolic Awards and Worker Performance We study the impact of status and social recognition on worker performance in a field experiment. In collaboration with an international non-governmental organization we hired students to work on a database project. Students in the award treatment were offered a congratulatory card from the organization honoring the best performance. The award was purely symbolic in order to ensure that any behavioral effect is driven by non… CONTINUE READING

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