I work at a small company and we have a full schedule of work ahead of us. There are some internal tooling projects that would massively help some departments in the company but they never quite get prioritised to the front of the queue.
I would like to offer my team the opportunity to work on them outside of work time for some sort of financial reward. but I'm struggling to find a model that won't cause resentment or promote conflict.
Options I've considered are:
- Bounty for the team that delivers the tool. This has issues around who gets to be on the team
- Option to come in on saturday to work on these projects and get overtime rate. This potentially makes people feel like the extra work is required unless the idea is carefully delivered.
Are there models I could use in order to encourage my team to put in extra work?