Why money, praise don't always motivate workers

03/3/2013 | Inc. online (free registration)

Employees aren't going to give a company their best just for a little extra cash, writes Minda Zetlin, business technology expert, and blanket, all-purpose praise is just as meaningless a motivator. Two other motivational tools that managers need to shelve: Fear and intra-office competitions. Employees want specific praise, they want to feel they are part of a mission greater than themselves and that their work is well-respected, Zetlin writes.

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