One thing your staff will not tell you during performance evaluation - Hear it before they walk away
“You can't motivate people; people are self-motivated.”
Or rather, self-interested.
This does not mean that you burn your motivational-theory books. What it means is that motivation is not static, but contextual.
For example, a cash bonus is good.
But it's better to personalise the gift. How?
The relationship between wage and productivity is not a straightforward one.