Encourage engagement with prizes!

Encourage engagement with prizes!

One of the biggest challenges any organization faces when implementing a new system is user adoption. It's difficult to get users to engage and make significant changes in their behavior, and user adoption is probably the single most important key to success with a new system.

So to address that issue, one of my clients came up with a very clever idea: offering prizes for two specific actions related to the implementation of their new AMS. The executive director has told all staff that he will be providing prizes for the best dashboard idea and the best process idea.

This is a great idea (he should get a prize!) because it will require the staff to be at least engaged enough to know what kind of data is in the AMS (best dashboard) and how data is being managed in the system (best process idea).

Other ideas I've seen include prizes around training completed and number of new ideas submitted.

Anything that encourages engagement with the process is better than nothing.

(Hat tip to Joe Schroedel, executive director, SAME, for letting me share this idea.)

Wes's Wednesday Wisdom Archives

It’s not what happens, but how you react…

February 21, 2024

It’s not what happens, but how you react… “It’s not what happens to you, but […]

Saying it and doing it are two different things

February 14, 2024

Saying it and doing it are two different things When I work with my clients […]

Benefits downstream are difficult to implement

February 7, 2024

Benefits downstream are difficult to implement In my 25 years of consulting, one of the […]

Your first answer may NOT be the right answer!

January 31, 2024

Your first answer may NOT be the right answer! I’m a big believer in “go […]

You don’t have to automate EVERYTHING to be successful

January 25, 2024

You don’t have to automate EVERYTHING to be successful I was discussing a data management […]

Technology won’t solve your process problems

January 17, 2024

Technology won’t solve your process problems Over the past few years I’ve watched as many […]

“Screen noise” is a real thing. You might be able to fix it.

January 10, 2024

“Screen noise” is a real thing. You might be able to fix it. One of […]

Success Starts at the Top

December 20, 2023

Success Starts at the Top I recently had a conversation with an association staffer who was […]

Who are you bringing along?

December 13, 2023

Who are you bringing along? Last week I had the opportunity to attend the AWTC […]

Write it down!

December 6, 2023

Write it down! If you’re in the market for a new AMS (or any new […]

Scroll to Top