The Reward:Benefit inequality

Does anticipation of a reward always motivate higher performance? Some would say: “that might depend on what the reward is!” If the player doesn’t see the value . . . the benefit of the reward, the probability of goal achievement (winning) decreases precipitously. When served in the Army, I received many awards and was consistently […]

Monday Morning Coffee – Managing the details

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! We’re only a few days from the arrival of a new year, and the anticipation is HUGE. What’s 2012 got for us? This is the day after Christmas, and we pulled out all the stops here at the Owen House. We had our traditional “Christmas Eve Rib Feast” . . . […]