This article accompanies The Power of Peer to Peer.
Some of the best peer programs are inexpensive but fun. Consider how these companies achieved big results with small budgets:
Walker, Texas Ranger: An architectural firm in Texas offers the Chuck Norris award. The company?s president owns a signed picture of the actor standing beside him. Employees who are recognized by their peers are photographed holding this coveted picture.
HR Kick-Off: An automotive parts manufacturer near Cleveland developed the Great Catch program. HR handed out 12 footballs to deserving employees, asked each to autograph one, then pass it to other worthy employees. After being covered with employee signatures, the footballs were displayed in a trophy case by the employee entrance, along with football T-shirts autographed by company managers.
Source: Mike Byman, managing partner, Terryberry, Grand Rapids, Mich.