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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Motivating Employees by Shawn Doyle

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15 Tips for Making Meetings More Exciting and Motivating

1. Provide food. It is a good idea to have meetings around breakfast or lunch. Food helps people bond and feel more connected. If it is not breakfast or lunch, snacks can still be provided. Food is a form of appreciation. I once worked for a company that was so cheap, they would have a team meeting at lunch from 12:00 to 1:00, but everyone would have to bring their own food. The employees were giving up their lunch hour, and they had to bring their own food. This had a very negative impact. There were ten people at the meeting; sixty dollars worth of pizzas and drinks once a month could have made a positive impact. So build some enthusiasm by having good food for meetings. Here is another ...

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