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So, you’re doing what you can to encourage your staff to be more engaged at work. Could you have overlooked something?

When I ask managers what they are doing they often mention things like providing clear goals, incentives, resources, recognition and respecting their staff. Obviously some of these things (but not all) are worth doing.

However, there is something else that can make a big difference and many managers and team leaders overlook it.

It's easy to assume that people only come to work for the money.

But is that true?

Of course, people need to work to get money to buy food, clothing and pay the rent. But does that mean that chucking more money at them is going to make them more engaged workers?

About Roydon Gibbs

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Roydon Gibbs is a Senior Trainer at Skillset.

Roydon specialises in engagement - how to ensure that your staff enjoy coming to work, are at their most productive, speak well of your organisation after hours - and stay.

He has been involved with learning and development since 1998. His knowledge of engagement comes from the research and his experience working with a wide range of organisations.

Roydon holds qualifications in adult teaching and learning. He is a professional member of the New Zealand Association for Training and Development and an accredited member of the Professional Speakers' Association of New Zealand.

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