In my last article (Accounting Today, Sept. 4-17, 2006, page 22), we explored the importance of understanding what motivates your people. I encouraged you to use the six professional motivators to ask them to prioritize what motivates them - both as a team and individually. In this article, we'll explore actions and ideas that I'd like you to consider for appealing to each of the six within your organization.Acknowledgement and respect

Acknowledgement and respect are the least expensive of the six, and sometimes have the most impact. It is the act of communicating your appreciation for your people's efforts, and showing them courtesy and kindness in the work place.

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