The Incentive Dilemma: Intrinsic Motivation and Workplace Performance

Jason N. Itri, Michael Bruno, Neeraj Lalwani, Reginald F. Munden, Rafel Tappouni

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Incentive plans are a core component of many radiology positions and are often considered a major factor in the ability to recruit and retain high-performing radiologists. Financial incentives are widely thought to be effective at motivating individuals, but there is considerable evidence to the contrary. In this report, the authors examine basic assumptions about financial incentives and debate the potential negative impact of financial incentive systems on performance at radiology practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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