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Behavioral ideas for motivating employees

Employee incentive programs work for companies to motivate and recognize productive and efficient staff members.

Employee incentive programs work for companies to motivate and recognize productive and efficient staff members. However, when implementing such initiatives, it can be easy to get stuck on deciding what an appropriate reward is.

Fortunately, there are a number of options that don't rely on financial incentives to spur workers to perform their best. A recent article from TIME magazine pinpoints a few creative ideas for firms to try out.

The news source points out that incentives can be ephemeral as actions and ideas. For example, supervisors will want to emphasize the big picture to employees to show them how they're concretely making a difference in their day-to-day actions.

An additional idea suggests that managers drop their roles and start acting more like a coach. This means helping staff members grow, TIME writes, and can include providing educational opportunities and chances for feedback and constructive criticism.

CIO Insight magazine suggested several other ways to recognize high-performing employees. For example, consider rewarding staff members with new gadgets, offer public praise and commit to saying "Thank you" at least 10 times a week.

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