To remedy Social Loafing and Free-Riding, and to boost productivity and accountability in a company, businesses need to adopt a Social Discipline model. This model relies on promises-made-public; individual psychology responds powerfully to social influence. When promise-delivery is tracked by a whole team, the provider becomes more productive to avoid social consequences. Peer accountability and the potential for social reward increases motivation and makes collaboration more effective. Not only that, but employee engagement is directly correlated to improved business performance.
The basic fundamentals of Social Discipline can be accessed through promise-based management, which focuses on creating, tracking, and delivering on high quality promises that are public, active, voluntary, explicit, and mission-based. Great promises move through three distinct phases - the meeting that yields a promise, the execution of a promise, and the delivery. To prevent promise breakdown employees must be kept publicly accountable, have the power to say “no” to requests, and connect promise delivery to social support and reward.
This whole process is made simple with the adoption and implementation of Samewave, a social performance management software that combines the chat, discussion, and sharing aspects of social media with visual progress-oriented management software. With this powerful combination to implement Social Discipline in a company, businesses can effortless increase motivation, track progress, reward deserving employees, facilitate projects without time-wasting meetings, and lower operation costs. Benefits include integrated automatic reports, alerts, progress tracking, and chats to maximize team focus and productivity. Samewave is completely integrated, usable, cloud-based, secure, and prepared to improve your business.
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