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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Free Company Stuff

When choosing gifts, don't forget about your own company's products or services. Obviously, if you make nuts and bolts, a gift box of company products is less fun than if you're a toy manufacturer handing out free toys. But think about it: You might just have something employees want.

You either can offer these products or services free of charge, or you can give employees a great discount to purchase them themselves. If your company thinks to order a certain number of extra products, you'll reduce the manufacturing costs and keep the price low for your employees.

For example, I've worked for book publishers who make all their titles available to employees. One publisher let employees order one of every title for free (we're ...

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