I love parades, especially in the small town I live in. It is fun and you can get lots of free candy at my towns parades. All you have to do is wave like crazy and yell. The more excited you are the more candy you get from each of the floats. It is like Halloween in July! It is especially fun to observe people’s behavior at parades. The first few floats were greeted with great anticipation.
Organizations might consider a recent McKinsey Quarterly survey. Three “noncash motivators” were discovered to be just as effective and in some cases more effective than money.
There has to be a point in which teamwork can’t exist because individual agendas interfere. But there also has to be a point in which team incentives are so great you have to put aside your own agenda for the good of the team. Maybe there is no balance; it’s one or the other?