1) “Tie individual recognition to the overall success of the group…
2) Recognize results instead of activities.
3) Align your reward systems with the outcomes you want, not metrics like length of service or attendance that may not have a direct bearing on those outcomes.
4) And embrace risk-taking by recognizing team efforts even if something fails.
Read more at … http://hbr.org/tip/2014/10/16/give-credit-and-do-it-fairly