Yawns, shrugs, blank stares, a perpetual “case of the Mondays”? Are these the things you see when interacting with your team? If so, whatever you’ve been doing to motivate them isn’t working. Change your tactics, and before anyone convinces you that Hawaiian Shirt Friday or Crazy Sock Tuesday is the answer, let’s discuss what really motivates and engages people. We know that relating to your employees goes a long way towards building and sustaining a productive, engaged team. Once you understand people, you can successfully motivate them at an individual level and improve the overall climate of their work environment. Being able to tap into the intrinsic hot buttons, and avoid the cold buttons, of your staff can be your greatest secret weapon.