Incentivizing Attendance in Production Teams
The project has been developed under the firm capabilities programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC). They have attempted to test whether short-term financial incentives can be used to decrease worker absenteeism in one of Gujrat’s leading fan factories. In 2012 -2013, they piloted attendance incentive schemes on a sample of production teams. Comparing the attendance records of the teams offered the group-based incentive to a control group, they are finding that the group-based incentive bonus increased the number of days that an announced attendance target was met.