Every employee is different and what motivates one may not motivate another. It’s a fact that rewarding everyone the same way, can actually demotivate top performers. So, consider employees or teams individually and think of a variety of way to reward them for their efforts.
Here are five high-level approaches that might work.
Five Ways to Boost Employee Morale
1. Give credit where credit is due.
You can achieve amazing results by giving credit to individuals for the work they do.
2. Reward employees for bringing in new customers.
Even if the employee doesn’t close the business, but just brings in the customer’s contact info, give them some sort of reward.
3. Reward employees for recruiting new workers.
Award a cash bonus on that new worker’s first anniversary with the company.
4. Encourage employees to praise fellow employees.
Consider a points’ system to reward them for noticing the work of others.
5. Praise them.
Set a daily goal of catching employees doing something right so you can praise them individually.