5.10 Rewards and Consequences

Course Overview

We encounter rewards and consequences every day in a number of different contexts – from the little glow of satisfaction we get completing a task, to the sting of touching a hot kettle. These rewards and consequences affect our behavior and the choices we make. In this course, we will look at what rewards and consequences are, how they work and how we can use them effectively in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following:

  • Different types of rewards and consequences
  • Some theories about how rewards and consequences affect us
  • How to make effective use of rewards and consequences in the workplace

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version.

Rewards and Consequences Study Guide – Printable

Rewards and Consequences Study Guide – Fillable PDF