I've written about how to motivate employees before. Usually, the subject comes up when I hear complaints from law firm partners or managers about why their employees (whether lawyers or staff) aren't performing the way the firm expects them to. That was the driving force behind my post, "Motivate Employees: Set Goals, Communicate and Say Thanks," which I still think many lawyers and law firm managers might find enlightening if they're struggling with getting the results they want from their employees.
But even before that, I wrote about how motivating employees isn't all about what you pay them. In "Do Something! Motivating Employees," I talked about 10 factors to consider instead of focusing on dollars when trying to motivate employees. They included recognition, opportunities for growth and choice, just to name a few, but you can read the full post here.
Now I've come across this infographic from Salesforce on the work.com blog. It's not specifically geared toward law firms, but the concepts still apply. The bottom line: employees want to be engaged and they want to be recognized.
What are *your* favorite ways to motivate employees?