I have had lunch or supper catered in when projects needed to be completed quickly. It lifts everyone’s spirits. It keeps the employees in the work area, during the lunch break. I order food high in protein, to keep work at it’s peak.
For small rewards, I have created a contest with the winner receiving a large candy bar.
I bring in a birthday cake, card, and balloon for each employee”s birthday.
I think I have a very good group of employees. On several occassions they have gone above and beyond their job description, without being asked.