Your business prosperity depends on how happy and engaged your employees are. Between those naturally happy employees who produce quality work that you would want to keep at almost all costs and those naturally unhappy employees who produce mediocre results that you would want to let go, everyone else needs to be motivated from time to time to be remain happy and engaged.
Instead of always using money as an incentive, try spending time building camaraderie and trust with your employees. Listen attentively, consider concerns and opinion seriously and implement their reasonable suggestions whenever possible. Take time to compliment the people involved for a job well done or a great suggestion.
Learn about your employees’ personal lives and show care in their daily existence. Share news early and candidly to prevent gossips from spreading and to gain support. Keep your employees informed of how things are going and sincerely ask for their co-operation or help when needed.