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Dear All ,
Please suggest ideas & activities related to employee motivation ... recently we have had a photography competition , & also quiz ... what next activity can i plan (low cost ) ...
19th August 2009 From India
I hope that this article is useful for you

Employee Motivation Ideas

Timely Payments

The best and the first, amongst ideas for employee motivation is monetary rewards. A friend of mine was working with a manufacturing unit of a famous razor blade company (no names). In his case, at any point of time, a minimum of one-fourth of your salary would be pending with the company. The company believed, if you hold back the money, the chances of your employees leaving will diminish and in an urge to get the money, they will work harder and longer. Yes, it did happen as they speculated it to happen, but only with negative performances. The company eventually lost out on quality and is now struggling with closure. Holding back salaries and due incentives, will only anger your employees, leading to undesirable performances. Thus, always paying the dues on time, will take your employee performance to higher levels of quality with quantity.

Monetary Rewards

Giving out monetary rewards is one of the oldest, tried, tested and proved employee motivation strategies. Probably, money can't buy everything, but it's true it will buy you employees! Every employee has unique capability and capacity and as an efficient boss, you must understand these capabilities and capacities, to provide your employees with fair monetary rewards. The best way of analyzing work done by employees is through performance sheets and graphs. These rewards also motivate the under-performing employees to do better like their co-workers, to earn the rewards. Read more on performance appraisals.


Employee motivation techniques suggest that recognition of an efficient employee or employees deliver great results. Despite it's advantages, employee recognition is ignored in many organizations. Employee recognition is not just one of the employee motivation ideas, but also a communication tool. Recognition of a worthy employee, shows the attitude of the management towards the employee and the his/her value in the organization.

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Perks and Benefits

It's not always about money. Perks and benefits are employee motivation ideas, that take into consideration the families of the employees. Medical benefits, holidays, compensatory offs, accommodation facilities and mode of transportation are some of the perks and benefits that you can provide your employees, to make them feel valued and cared for. An in depth analysis will show you that these perks work in your favor too. For example, compensatory offs, give you the required attendance, accommodation facilities reduce the traveling time and transportation facilities also reduce the traveling time.
29th October 2010 From Vietnam, Bac Ninh
Great to build up a team spirit and environment where employee can take active participation in management
3rd August 2018 From India, Rajkot
You can follow the below activities tooo
Plan for Outing – Team Building games
Team Building games @ Work place
CSR – Corporate social responsibility
Recreation Team – Sports activities
Internal Team Contest
Birthday hours – on the last day of every month
Send birthday msg to all
Best Employee
Welcome treat to the new joinees
Dress code in Festival
Feel it say it open platform for employee sharing
LOUD – Live with ur dreams culture platform
Long service award – 5,10,15 & above
New born baby gift
New Marriage gift
Annual Health checkup.
Tree Plantation
Tree Donation
Cute baby contest – employees kids competition.
3rd August 2018 From United Kingdom, London
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