$4 coffee and a compliment
So, the story that this guy had to share in a post is that he did something nice for someone who was showing excellent work performance. It’s true that money isn’t the only motivator that drives someone to excel. In fact, a sense of belonging and receiving praise on occasion can make your employees willingly perform better.
Of course, this is only assuming that someone is getting their money’s worth out of their performance in the first place. If we were to take this post word for word, then it appears that the employee in question doesn’t have a problem with their salary. So, what’s the lesson here? If you make someone feel appreciated, bonuses and incentives don’t matter as much.