Other ideas for motivating employees?

An earlier entry today talks about how Home Depot tries to motivate employees in the face of cutbacks.

CEO Frank Blake details some of the financial incentives in place for rank-and-file employees and supervisors.

I’m wondering what other ideas are out there — ones that other companies are using or ones they should be?

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william czander

July 2nd, 2009
1:28 pm

Trying to motivate employees will not work. The issue is not “how to” motivate, but what Home Depot does to destroy motivation. If you do not believe this think about this; Are employees motivate their first day on the job? Then what happens six months later. The point of analysis is what did they do to create an unmotivated employee.


July 3rd, 2009
6:47 am

Do what our principal does: When someone is sent to our school to see why we are getting such good results, and compliments us, our principal immediately sends out an email telling us how we have failed!