What kind of incentive is there for a worker to generate good ideas, if management  

takes credit for them?  2022 Latest Answers  

People have pride in their “babies” and therefore want the  

recognition they deserve. The recognition may provide more deep satisfaction than  

a bonus.  

This principle has actually been tested in corporate environments (Pelz &  

Andrews, 1976 ) who surveyed companies that provided opportunities for their scientists and engineers to have their names associated with the product, report, or  

process that they developed. Specifi c practices of such companies included:

• Giving employees as much autonomy as practical.  

• Minimizing micromanaging.  

• Letting professionals infl uence policy-making and set some of their own goals  

and priorities.  

• Letting professionals present their own work in briefi ngs and reports.