Motivation impacts productivity. A good boss has the ability to both get personally motivated and motivate others. While monetary rewards tend to be the most effective and commonly used motivators, there are many other ways to motivate employees. The most effective motivation is generated when an employee feels that her talent & efforts contribute to the success of the company, and are appreciated.
- Basics about employee motivation (including steps you can take) (Mgmt Library).
- Motivating your employees by means other than compensation (NOLO).
- 100 Ways to Motivate Others (PDF book, 240 pages) (NTS Library).