When you're trying to think of ways to provide challenge and variety to your employees, it's always important that you factor in their goals and interests. That's not hard to do if you simply listen to what your employees want.
Try these questions to discover what types of new situations or challenges might be best suited to your employees:
How do you feel about working on projects with other departments?
Do you enjoy picking up new skills? What skills do you think you would like to learn?
If you could find ways to use your existing skills in new ways, what might those be?
Are you interested in managing other people?
Do you like training or mentoring others in work that you're familiar with?
Do you enjoy familiar routines? Why?
Are there ...