1. Use gaming techniques.The majority of people would much rather engage in something fun and rewarding, and would likely take preventative measures to avoid overly boring or complex tasks.
2. Adopt a recognition and reward system. Employees are able to gain points for the work they do so they obtain material things that they personally enjoy. RedBallon is used by CPE Group to reward employees who can redeem their vouchers to purchase a huge range of gifts and experiences, check it out at
3. Build a culture of employee appreciation. Cash incentives and public recognition, while nice, don't always make your employees feel totally appreciated. Take some of your short-term morale boosters, like recognising good work with a handshake and a smile, and idea sharing. This really comes down to good management practice, be genuine in valuing your employees and give them your time so they feel that their contribution really makes a difference.
4. Step it up a notch with a challenge.Sometimes the most sincere form of flattery is being trusted with more challenging work. If the manager shows trust with new challenges that may be all the recognition that is needed. At CPE Group, whilst we are a small organisation we have team members who have been promoted, others who have been trained in new areas resulting in securing different roles as well as opportunities to be involved in projects give your employees the opportunity to stretch themselves and both the business and the employee will benefit.
Based on Article by: EI CEO Ben Thompson.