Employee motivation is the focus of John Gray's Awards Programs. We create positive, successful motivational experiences for your employees. Achievement, and Recognition of Achievement have proven to be the top two factors of employee satisfaction in the workplace.
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The John Gray Company designs Awards and Awards Programs intended to create successful motivational experiences for your employees. Achievement, and Recognition of Achievement have proven to be the top two factors of employee satisfaction in the workplace.
Finding and keeping good employees is management’s top priority. It’s expensive to recruit, hire, train, and manage a new employee. Recognition is the major factor in keeping good employees. The sooner employees feel that they are important to the company, the stronger the bond with the company is.
Herzberg's Motivation Theory
Dr. Frederick Herzberg researched those factors in the work place which relate to satisfaction and dissatisfaction. According to Dr. Herzberg, salary is a factor of dissatisfaction. An employee does not register happiness about his salary...only unhappiness. The factors providing the greatest satisfaction to employees...Achievement and Recognition
 
Human Needs
According to A.H. Maslow, people’s needs resemble a pyramid. As basic needs are satisfied, higher levels of needs emerge and motivate the employee's behavior. The challenge for companies today is to provide a work environment that will motivate and satisfy more than just the physiological and safety needs.

Is Money What Employees Really Want?
Actually, NO! According to a recent Chain Store Age survey, both managers and employees were asked to rate what the employees wanted out of their jobs. The results were quite different. Managers rated money as a major part of an employee's expectations of their position...

                                                                                             ...but when asked the same questions, employees' results were quite different. While money is a natural concern of any employee, what he or she wants more is the feeling of being an integral part of the business. Looking at their job like a family more so than a place to get a pay check each week, employees get more satisfaction out of their job when appreciation of a job well done is recognized and rewarded.