Good question. There are two things that might help:
1. Think about what you personally like about working in a small business e.g. having a say, family environment, feeling more part of a team. What motivates you about the business may give you some ideas on what may motivate your employees
2. Ask your team what they want - even if you set up a system that they can tell you anonymously.
I`ve found that for many employees it`s more about knowing that you value their efforts, that you`re open to listen to them, and that their opinion counts. If you let them know, sincerely, that they are valued, they`ll be open to letting you know what they think is missing.
KerryJS7/21/2008 9:11 PM
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