1. Studies show rewards such as recognition and feedback are as important as pay, benefits, and status.
2. Recognition ideas may include gift cards, a team lunch, and a posting on a “wall of fame.”
3. Creating rewards for the entire staff when they reach a shared goal creates unity and community.
4. To encourage staff independence, give them tools and resources they need; then stop micromanaging.
5. Attaching salaries to positions rather than to individuals ensures fairness.