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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Making Employee Motivation a Partnership

We begin our discussion of a complex topic with a simple question: How can I motivate my employees? We propose a simple yet unique answer: You can’t do it alone! Employee motivation in small businesses works best as a partnership between employer and employees. In this paper, we will develop this basic argument into several practical take home suggestions for human resource managers and employees to use in improving employee motivation.

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Sunday, July 1, 2001