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Advantages and Disadvantages of Paying Tree Planters

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Advantages and disadvantages of paying tree planters

Advantages of Piece rate system:

  • One of the main advantages of implementing the piece rate system is that workers are paid by the number of trees they plant which increases competition among them to see who has done the major work and get paid well, the pay can be higher based on terrain. Which results in high productivity.
  • On an average, an experienced tree planter can make roughly about 390$/day and many students who need to pay their tuition fees can work here as well. In this system there isn't much talking among the workers as talking and wasting time would affect their productivity.

Disadvantages of piece rate system:

  • As workers concentrate more on their productivity, gradually their quality of work has an impact. They forget to be cautious about their job and think more about their earnings.
  • Sometimes the workers might not intentionally do a mistake of planting a tree incorrectly but has a pay cut if a checker checks it. And mistakes of some of the co-workers might affect the reputation of the people who are working hard.

Advantages of the Flat-rate system:

  • In this system, the workers are not pressurized by the amount of work they need to do and can just focus on maintaining quality and there won't be any competition between them as to who is doing the most work, which is good for the worker.
  • The flat rate system gives the worker the opportunity to ear a fixed money like his co-workers and not working about finishing any day’s work. Errors in work are greatly reduced in this system.

Disadvantages of the Flat-rate system:

  • Due to no set targets, the workers become a bit leisurely and don’t work in a productive manner and start talking to their co-workers and spend more time to eat.
  • The work that needs to be done takes more time as a result, more hours need to be hired by the workers to finish the job.

Motivation Theories:

Classical:

According to this theory, the workers focus mainly on their money goals as to how much pay they receive by the amount of work they do. They do not think much about their performance and the impact all they think is to plant as many trees as possible as their getting paid in a good sum of amount. Their primary focus is to earn as much as possible for the day.

Behavioral modification theory:

By implying the flat based system, it causes few changes in thoughts of the workers as they no longer earn as much as they do with the piece-rate system. They understand that working more or less they get paid the same amount as everybody else. They think of taking longer breaks or talking more with each other which will cause a decrease in production.

Theory X and Y:

This theory is designed in such a way that the owner, Galt gets profits. The lazy workers will get the piece rate pay and the performers get the flat rate. In such type of theories, the employees will not be satisfactory.

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