The research problem examined in this research is low effectiveness of monetary incentive schemes in the Sri Lanka Police Department. The main argument of the research is that perceived opportunities for gaining higher monetary rewards motivate police officers with higher ability towards higher performance. In the conceptual model for the study efforts- reward expectancy, influenced by ability of the employees, an employee perception on fairness of reward system, and value placed on reward are considered as critical factors affecting the effectiveness of the reward scheme. The study was carried out by administering a questionnaire and focus group interviews with a sample of 100 police officers. The study recommends measures to minimize perceived unfairness and delay of reward payment and to improve the transparency, which are of significance to policy makers to review reward policies and make it instrumental to improve the efficiency of the police service.
key words : Effectiveness, Monetary Incentives, Motivation, Police Department, Rewards
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