So when you’re out looking for a job, the dollar value of your time is a serious issue. But once you shake your new boss’s hand and are led to your work­sta­tion, what moti­vates you to do your bestwork? Whether you admit it or not, money is prob­ably not at the top of the list.

I think man­agers or com­pa­nies get into trouble when they view money as the only moti­vator and over­look other aspects of the orga­ni­za­tion,” sayLeonard J. Glick, pro­fessor of man­age­ment and orga­ni­za­tional devel­op­ment at Boston’sNorth­eastern Uni­ver­sity.

The promise of a high salary (or a raise) could spur employees to do better work but more pow­erful is a fair salary and a com­pany cul­ture that moves them to do their best and feel con­tent and excited. Com­pany cul­tures in which workers feel valu­able, feel they have a say in oper­a­tions, feel their con­tri­bu­tions are appre­ci­ated and believe they are being treated fairly and dealt with hon­estly can do much more to unlock employee potential.

Read the article at Forbes →