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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.

Yes. But there's a limit to money's motivating power.

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 paying them more is going to make them more engaged workers?