One ad agency has figured out the best way to motivate employees to do mundane tasks — with beer. According KARE 11, Minneapolis-based firm Colle + McVoy gives workers who fill out their time cards on time a free glass of beer. The agency is home to the Tapserver — a high-tech beer machine — that dispenses a decent range of local beers (ones chef David Chang would probably not approve of). The system rewards employees who fill out their time cards in an appropriately tech-y way: The employee scans their key card, the computer confirms they've completed the task, and beer is dispensed.
It's a total win-win situation for the employees: Not only do they get paid on time, they get beer. The agency notes that (unsurprisingly) the rate of time card completion is up nearly 90%. Go watch the local news story: