To motivate your workers, try winning over their spouses

09/22/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Want to make your employees feel valued? Forget the "Employee of the Month" parking space and focus on winning over their husbands and wives, advises Mike Michalowicz. Welcome parties and gifts for family members are a great way to get off on the right foot with new hires, Michalowicz notes, and can pay lasting dividends. "What you really need is a team of employees who are emotionally invested in your company. And to cultivate that, you need family support," he adds.

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