50+ Rewards That Will Excite Innovation

Start-up Team

We surveyed clients about their ideas of rewards that will engage communities, here are some of their top ideas.

In the Office

  • An extra personal day
  • Ability to set your own hours
  • A “leave early” free pass
  • Offer summer hours
  • A day with the boss
  • Meet the CEO
  • Name a conference room
  • Name a product
  • Design team will create an infographic of your life
  • Company will donate to the charity of your choice
  • Someone to run errands while you’re at the office
  • Keep your airline miles
  • Random phone calls to brighten your day
  • Surprise 3-day weekend
  • Skype the CEO
  • A stamp on all products saying that it has been approved by the winner
  • Flexible hours
  • “Bring your pet to work” day
  • The ability to swap a project/client
  • Reserved parking space
  • Allow a week of telecommuting
  • A free month of a healthy living indulgence (gym membership, CSA membership, etc.)
  • Author the office shopping list
  • Name the holiday party venue
  • Assign a day on which no meetings can take place
  • Bring in a food truck of your choice
  • Create a nap room
  • The keys to the boss’s car for a day
  • In-Office Mani-Pedis
  • The boss does your chores for a day
  • Join the boss’s Costco membership
  • Offer dry cleaning pick-up

In Government

  • A day with the mayor
  • Name an initiative
  • The mayor will follow you on Twitter
  • Dept. will donate to the charity of your choice
  • A “leave early” free pass
  • Surprise mid-day matinée
  • “Bring your pet to work” day
  • The ability to swap an initiative
  • Reserved parking space
  • A free month of a healthy living indulgence (gym membership, CSA membership, etc.)
  • Assign a day on which no meetings can take place
  • Offer dry cleaning pick-up

In the School

  • A day with the Principal
  • Decide where the school trip will be
  • Name a classroom
  • One class will create a custom art project for you
  • Classroom singing telegrams
  • An offer to host your yard sale
  • “Bring your pet to school” day
  • The ability to swap a classroom
  • Swap assigned seats in a classroom or on the bus
  • Design the lunch menu for a week
  • The principal does your chores for a day
  • Student as principal for the day

Truly Creative

  • Someone will get a tattoo of the winner’s initials
  • A promise to play a practical joke on the winner
  • A singing voicemail message
  • A developer builds an app that compliments you
  • Random phone calls to brighten your day
  • An invitation to attend group therapy
  • A custom sketch by an artist
  • The opportunity to give feedback in beta development phases
  • Fast track a product feature

Jessica Day is a marketing and technology writer and editor for IdeaScale, a leading innovation software solution for idea management. She received her Masters in Writing from the University of Washington. Day also blogs about crowd-based innovation and idea management solutions.

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About Jessica Day

Jessica Day manages marketing and communications for IdeaScale. She has been working in the marketing industry for more than five years with a variety of companies including digital agencies like Ascentium and Knee Deep Marketing and contracting for larger companies like Microsoft.

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