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Intrinsic motivations are interior, including personal challenge and involvement. Extrinsic motivations are outside of oneself, such as financial or career rewards. Acknowledgement of effort supports intrinsic motivation. You are publicly giving praise to someone for having achieved a personal goal or having been involved in and committed to an idea. Acknowledgement can take many forms, such as these Publicly thanking people in a larger group meeting Making sure that a story about the...

Current Trends in Flex Time

In 1995, Virginia Slims conducted the American Women's Poll and asked questions about flex time and other factors in working women's lives. A couple of telling statistics came out of this poll. People were asked what things would help working women balance job, marriage, and children better. Out of eight possible factors, both men and women polled chose men's involvement in chores as the most helpful both men and women chose more flexible work hours as the second most helpful factor. When asked...

Online Shopping

Probably hundreds of thousands of online sites have products that your employees might enjoy. Try to deal with more reputable sites, especially when buying large quantities of items. Make sure they have good customer support, a reasonable return policy, and security for exchanging credit card information online. To get you started, here's a small selection of Web sites you might want to explore for interesting business gifts Diamond Promotions, http www.loqomall.com. This site features various...