How to motivate employees? In short, flexibility. People are motivated by different things based on their character, integrity, priorities, age…and many other factors.
To some it is time in the office; to others it is a corner office and a title; or it could be money (salary and bonuses)…and the list is nearly endless. Find out what are cultural and organizational norms, standards and expectations as well as what does each person need to be valued and performing according to your standards and look for ways to provide them (if you agree that is).