I’m a convert.

I never grill a good steak on the grill from raw. I now use the reverse sear method. To reverse sear a steak, you first slow cook the steak in the oven at about 250 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2 hours and then when it reaches an internal temperature of approximately 125 degrees Fahrenheit (a meat thermometer is required to do this well) take it out of the oven and slap it on a very hot outdoor grill for about 2 minutes each side to give it a really good char.

It’s the only way to do it.

Try it. You’ll thank me and convert.

Incentive Question: Can you “reverse sear” and incentive program?

In most programs we say “do this get that” – whether it’s a behavior or a goal. Achieve it and earn. We tell participants what the goal is and the reward exchange rate for achieving that goal.

But … what if we started asking people “what do you want this year over and above income?” In my case it would be hard-wood floors and maybe a new kitchen.

Now here’s the fun part… we then design the incentive program that will allow them to achieve their stated goal.

What would that do to motivation? I think it would knock it out of the park.

Each person could have a very different incentive program. Maybe each program would have to have some similarities like achieve quarterly goals or fill out paperwork – but the size and scope of those could be vastly different based on the incentive. Maybe there is a special project you’ve wanted to get done – could you put that into someone’s incentive program over and above their “normal” duties? 

What do you think?

Could we reverse sear the incentive process?


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Webinar panelists will include myself and Kurt Nelson, PHD – President and Founder, Lantern Group, co-Founder, Behavioral Grooves and Tim Houlihan, Chief Behavioral Strategist at BehaviorAlchemy and co-Founder, Behavioral Grooves.

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