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What could be a bigger motivator than crisp, green dollar bills in the workplace? Obviously, the melty cheesiness of pizza.
Psychology professor Dan Ariely detailed a study that involved employees at an Intel factory in Israel.
Participants received one of three messages that promised them pizza, comliments, or a cash bonus if they assembled a certain amount of computer chips that day; there was also a group that received no message which served as the control.
The first day, pizza was the top motivator, increasing productivity by 6.7 percent over the control group; compliment was close behind at 6.6 percent, while the cash bonus (approximately $30) trailed considerably behind at 4.9 percent. It only got more interesting as the experiment continued; those who were promised a cash bonus performed 13.2 percent worse than those in the control group on the second day.
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