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

Data Management Strategy

January 12, 2022

Data Management Strategy Do you know what your data management strategy is? If you have …

Data Management Strategy Read More »

It’s always about trust

January 5, 2022

It’s always about trust When I work with clients on almost any data management project, …

It’s always about trust Read More »

You can’t outsource buy-in

December 16, 2021

You can’t outsource buy-in One factor consistent with all of my most successful projects is …

You can’t outsource buy-in Read More »

Use it or lose it!

December 8, 2021

Use it or lose it! I’m referring here to the data you collect. If you …

Use it or lose it! Read More »

“If I could only do one thing…”

December 1, 2021

“If I could only do one thing…” Managing data throughout your organization can be overwhelming. Do …

“If I could only do one thing…” Read More »


November 24, 2021

Gratitude As Thanksgiving in the US approaches, I’m reminded of the importance of gratitude, in …

Gratitude Read More »

“It’s more than I have, but less than I want.”

November 17, 2021

“It’s more than I have, but less than I want.” “It’s more than I have, …

“It’s more than I have, but less than I want.” Read More »

Don’t forget Parkinson’s Law

November 10, 2021

Don’t forget Parkinson’s Law “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its …

Don’t forget Parkinson’s Law Read More »

Just Respond

November 3, 2021

Just Respond Growing up my father used to tell my many siblings and me that …

Just Respond Read More »

People fear uncertainty, not change

October 27, 2021

People fear uncertainty, not change If you’ve ever worked on any big project that was …

People fear uncertainty, not change Read More »

Scroll to Top