Make spirits soar in sinking economy

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For most American workers, a sinking economy and job security are at the forefront of their minds. How do you shore up employee motivation at a time like this?

Ernst & Young partner Billie Williamson suggests this strategy: Be focused on how you can encourage fun.

“I worked for one company where, when we made it to $10 million in revenue, everyone got a $100 bill, from the janitor to the CEO. At $20 million, everyone got two,” Williamson says.

— Adapted from “Levelheaded Leader,” Taylor Mallory, Pink magazine.

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