This blog post was originally written in January 2014, and has been updated since then.
Over the years, I have posted many times about zero-cost or inexpensive ways to motivate employees. Each time my focus has been on ways to create a positive workplace atmosphere. If you can secure your employees’ cooperation and loyalty, you can improve productivity and performance.
In fact, last year, in 2018, I posted an entire series of video blogs (33 in total) that focused specifically on ideas to motivate employees. Each video was a 2-3 minute specific actionable idea that leaders could use to build positivity, productivity and performance. But it’s always very exciting to actually see these tips in action … even better when I experience them first-hand.
It happened to me!
Which is exactly what happened to me in January 2014 when a gourmet food hamper arrived at my front door! It was accompanied by a card – “Please accept this small gesture of my appreciation for your family’s patience and sacrifice during the company’s year-end close”. It was signed by a senior manager of the company my husband works for. What a pleasant surprise! Continue reading