Tight financial belts have squeezed out most traditional motivational carrots. Try these alternatives for keeping staff motivated.
GIVE UP GUESSING - ask staff what lights their fire, and observe for yourself their highs and lows.
GO PUBLIC WITH PRAISE - but keep it specific.
BEAT BOREDOM BLUES before they arrive. Maintain stimulation by using change and challenge.
BRING FUN INTO THE WORKPLACE, but keep staff involved. What makes you smile might make them take a sickie.
KEEP YOUR OWN PASSION ALIVE - inspire by example rather than searching for the magic trick.