Georgia and New Ideas Bank
22 March, 2012
Georgia and New Ideas Bank

Don’t get me wrong. I’m motivated by money. I love being able to buy wine and shoes. It’s pretty nice to be able to pay my bills without living from paycheck to paycheck. But I didn’t take a paycheck for nearly a year during the recession (and I haven’t bought wine or shoes in two years), so it wasn’t money that was getting me up every morning to go to work and to get the business through an economic meltdown. The

Global Ideas Bank www.globalideasbank.org contains over 4000 edited best social inventions (socially innovative ideas and projects) from around the world, voted on by the field experts. Why should we not do similar project on a national level in Georgia and pay citizens of the country for new socially innovative ideas.

 

Put in a different light, if someone were to pay you double your salary, you’d likely take the job, right? Most of us would. But then let’s say you get to your job the first day and they walk you into an empty warehouse. They put a chair in the middle of the warehouse, take away your technology, and tell you it’s your job to sit there and do nothing. How long would you make it?

I’m willing to bet not an entire week despite the amount of money you are making.

I’m not so naive to think that only monetary incentives work, but I do think if you want your business or on a national level the country to be innovative and create good ideas consistently, the rewards need to be. Payment for new ideas made USA successful and better place to live. I wonder what would happen if successful business like Borjomi, the established 1890 mineral water market leader , changed their program from monetary rewards to incentives that were personalized and meant something to the employee or a citizen providing the new idea to IDS Borjomi Georgia? What do you think?

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