GPS trackers: Enabling motivation
According to Psychology Today, the desire to win is basically ingrained in human DNA. It’s been contemplated that people are motivated by a fun, friendly competition as it allows them to satisfy the need to win, provides the opportunity to improve upon their performance and motivates them to put forth a stronger effort that can result in boosted performance. In part one of this series, we talked about one type of competition style you could introduce to your fleet drivers, using GPS trackers, to make work a little more enjoyable. Today, we’re going to talk about another competition style you could use if the first one didn’t suit you.
A Collaborative Effort: In this competition style everyone on your team would be working together to achieve one, common goal.
Just as with any other competition, you’d have to decide what goal you want your team to work towards.The examples listed in part one of this series could work well here, but in a slightly different manner. Just as mentioned before, you could chose to use the reports generated from the data in their GPS trackers. The difference would be that you’d have to set a company wide goal for all drivers to meet such as “go 30 days without anyone going over speed limits”. Another example might be that everyone keeps their idling down to a set number of minutes each week for a month. In addition, alerts from the GPS trackers can also be used to spice things up. Management could set a limit on alerts and test all drivers as a team to see if they can stay below the number decided upon.
Some prizes for a whole fleet team may be a bit more expensive than a competition with only one winner, so you’d have to get creative. If you’re up for it, you could have an office wide pizza party. If that’s too much to spend, you could try something more simple and daring like having the boss shave his head if the team meets their goals!
The choice is yours, but don’t get too carried away. Just keep in mind that it’s suppose to be good, clean fun for your fleet company. Using GPS trackers you have many options to spark up a little competition of your choosing. If you don’t have GPS trackers, maybe it’s time to add them to your shopping list!
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