Human Behavior November 19, 2022

Incentives Go Wrong

Incentives Go Wrong

When companies give bonus based on meeting a target, employees try to lower the target requirements rather than focus on growing the company.

When parents give candy to their children based on how much they write, children figure out how to write fast without grasping the essence of the writing.

People look for ways that work for their best interest whenever they are incentivized.

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