Interesting audio program about how awards are so pervasive today because they can have more influence than cash. Something to think about re: employees and change.
Excerpt: You may have noticed that our modern world seems to be saturated with awards.
Many of these awards have been created in the past century. But awards have been around for millennia. The Greeks and Romans had them. Kings and queens have long given them to their bravest warriors. Societies all over the world have recognized their best citizens with prizes.
Full Audio Program on NPR: