Awards and rewards are excellent methods to motivate employees. But be careful while rewarding them. Sometimes this may lead others who don’t receive the rewards to think that you are showing ‘favoritism’ to certain employees.
When employees feel that they are being ignored while the co-worker gets a reward, it results in frustration. Make the reason clear to every one when an individual is rewarded, like “outstanding performance”.
Favoritism has a great impact on the performance and may lead to conflicts. Avoid this in a work place to ensure consistent productivity.