For stimulating Routine , dreary , boring work and making them interesting in the modern day of the knowledge worker age needs a different treatment wherein awards need to be focused on NOW-THAT rather than IF-THEN.
The following three approaches when applied to boring , dull and routine work can encourage workers to give their best encouraging engagement rather than pure compliance.
- Offer a rationale for why the task is necessary
- Acknowledge that the task is boring
- Allow people to complete the task their own way
Adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive