People are primarily motivated by how they feel about their jobs.

Gratitude, recognition, increased responsibility, and other forms of sincere appreciation are powerful motivators. Direct, personal feedback is a top motivator. Compensation is a weak motivator—merely hygienic and should be at an acceptable level as a baseline.rL1 Appreciation gives a role purpose which is a core motivator.

  1. Patrick Lencioni, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, 1st ed (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012). (See notes.)