What really inspires workers

04/7/2010 | Forbes

You can't motivate your workers simply by throwing money at them, write Jon R. Katzenbach and Zia Khan. Fat paychecks may help lure people into your workplace, but to engender genuine passion leaders need to focus on showing workers that they're trusted, valued and vital to the company's success. "An overreliance on monetary rewards invariably erodes emotional commitment," note Katzenbach and Khan. "Pride in one's work itself is what brings on lasting improvement in behavior."

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