Your DFQ #032:

What reward can you give today?

Will you reward yourself? Another person? Or, the system?

Post your example here …

286 thoughts on “#032 REWARD


  2. Reward – today is the day for taking out a very dear friend for their 60th birthday.
    Will also actively look for other’s at work to also thank for their great work they do !

  3. We are looking for a recognition system that is driven by a combination of productivity/outcomes data and qualitative feedback on value based bahaviour.

  4. I will always reward another person, as the joys of rewarding others (which is completely different to awarding others!) comes back to you tenfold …. and if this requires further explanation, I can say this flows back to you in a rewarding fashion and then on to the system as you are, in effect, ‘pumped’ to give your job your all …. I hope I have explained myself clearly enough ….

  5. I like to reward others with a thankyou, pat on the back &/or a smile. I like to reward myself with a few beers which is a habit I plan to change a bit in the new year 🙂

  6. I’m a rehabilitation nurse and I like to I like to reward patients who are down by telling them how much they are improving and how quickly they will be home with their families if they continue in this way.

  7. I define a difference between reward and recognition. Reward potentially has a cost where as recognition doesn’t have to. I like recognition as it can be served up for fulfilling your obligation as much as simply showing appreciation. Reward I save for above and beyond the norm or basic requirements.
    Great subject this one.

  8. I’ve gone through XMAS and New Years, with focussed training and diet, in order to achieve a One Mile foot race personal best. I tried my best and came through with flying colours.
    Now, I’m about to go and reward myself by running in that race, and seeing if it was all worth it … 🙂

  9. Saying thank you in person for a job well done is a powerful motivator. I try to praise and thank at least one person every day.

  10. I reward myself on a weekly basis. This, being in the form of a nice dinner and drinks on a friday night to mark the end of a working week. I also reward others, through provision of compliments where earned, encouragement to maintain or improve their achievements. I also reward the system through reinforcing a process that works i.e. supporting a start up or initiative that is effective/efficient.

  11. I think it’s important to understand what other’s perception of a ‘reward’ is, as it’s not the same for everyone. Yesterday I thought of a project that I knew one of our other staff members would enjoy working on, so I offered it to her, she was really appreciative of being given the opportunity to develop skills in a new area.

  12. Praise for a job well done is a great reward and motivates us all. Reward does not have to be material and in fact could be construed as suspicious if it is.

  13. I believe in rewarding my children. Not with anything material but with honest praise. They are grateful for it and often tell me so. It helps them in times when their confidence is down and they need a boost.

  14. My three brothers and I came together for the first time in many years to be with my Mum and Dad. With Dad in palliative care, we all sat down and said cheers with each of our favourite brews over a famous family meal. This was our reward.

  15. I will reward my another person, my partner. She has done an amazng job this past year caring for our little daughter.

  16. I have been fortunate to win some golf competitions recently which are rewarded with golf shopping vouchers. I always make a point of gifting myself with some new golf gear to reward myself for results.

  17. Yes !! Definitely rewarding myself and my family with a Christmas Vacation. Its very exciting, and can be mystical and intoxicating when influenced by the imagination.

  18. Yes, yes I do. I am rewarding myself by accomplishing the task with small funny stuff like going to watch a performance. I always say Thank You to another person.

  19. I will reward a colleague for stepping up to the plate during a staff absence. She has done a great job during a very busy time.

  20. I reward myself with self-compassion and self-indulgence.
    I reward others with a complement or gratitude
    I reward the system by giving it credit for being there 😉

  21. I want to reward myself with something nice today. As I am typing this I am listing to Bach playing on the back ground and my favorite fizzy water chilling in the freezer.

  22. With so much work to be done, I am swamped and my greatest reward would be sleep and some quiet time to be alone.

  23. My two favourite rewards are: 1) knowing that I’ve helped someone and 2) knowing that I deserve the money received for my work.

  24. Simply and honestly appreciating the effort of others can be a powerful reward. A few words from the heart which give a sense of achievement to the recipient. It can be quite confronting to speak from the heart so it may get overlooked. Also, It’s easy to fail to notice those closest to me at home or at work because it becomes so familiar and complacency sets in. Today I can reward my wife by telling her how much I appreciate all she does for our family (and flowers – with a card)

  25. Pleine et entière reconnaissance de l’implication dans une travail, du bon accomplissement d’une tâche, des progrès réalisés dans tel ou tel domaine.
    La satisfaction de voir que la portion placée sous ma responsabilité du système dans lequel j’interviens “tourne” harmonieusement, ce qui ne signifie pas qu’il n’y a jamais de difficultés mais que celles-ci sont traitées en allant en fonction de ce qu’elles requièrent.
    Et aussi, jouer !

    Full and complete recognition of the involvement in a job, the successful completion of a task, the progress made in this or that area.
    The satisfaction of seeing that the portion under my responsibility of the system in which I intervene “turns” harmoniously, which does not mean that there are never difficulties but that they are treated in going according to what they require.
    And also, play!

  26. My reward is time to myself.
    Whether it is listening to a podcast while driving in the country, or cycling for a few hours or reading a journal cover to cover over coffee without being interrupted, the opportunity to be rather than do is a priceless gift.

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