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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Trips as Perks

For anyone who has to travel a lot for work, this is no perk at all. But for employees who never get out of the office, an occasional trip can seem like winning the lottery.

Of course, if you can find a business reason for the trip, such as a trade show, a training class, or a visit to the plant to see how your products are made, so much the better. But sometimes a trip is useful just to improve relationships. For example, send the contracts clerk to the New York office to meet the reps she deals with every day on the phone. This will improve their relationships and communications from that day on. Or, let your customer service rep visit a customer site. That also can improve customer relations and even help your staff identify ...

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