Keep Employees Motivated
Tie rewards to your organization's objectives.
All members of your team should know your organization'sobjectives. If they don't, then you have to make sure everybodyknows what your objectives are as soon as possible. Then you mayannounce a formal reward program that is directly tied to achievingthese objectives. Formal rewards not only help reinforce theimportance of organizational objectives, they also add an elementof fun.
Excerpted from Attracting & Rewarding OutstandingEmployees