The other day I was reading how a company this year decided t put some money aside specifically for gifts and free food for their employees in hopes that it helps to raise morale and ultimately productivity. Reason too was that this was very low in terms of a budget and that the benefit could probably be very high.
That is something to think about as doing just the little stuff to show appreciation for your workers can often motivate people to work harder for you. I think that is the case in many situations as showing that you care about people usually makes them care more about you as well. Just can’t forget that you are working with real people and not robots that just turn on and off.