Recognize individual differences. Spend the time necessary to understand what’s important to each employee. Design jobs to align with individual needs and maximize their motivation potential.
Use goals and feedback. You should give employees firm, specific goals, and they should get feedback on how well they are faring in pursuit of those goals.
Allow employees to participate in decisions that affect them. Employees can contribute to setting work goals, choosing their own benefits packages, and solving productivity and quality problems.
Link rewards to performance. Rewards should be contingent on performance, and employees must perceive the link between the two.
Check the system for equity. Employees should perceive ...