An incentive could be a free lunch, a silly ball cap, a small trophy, or a pin or patch. How about buying a superhero cape, and getting a picture with the recipient wearing it? Tickets to a ball game, a paid day off, or a balloon tied to their chair?
Silly and fun rewards go a long way, but to make it really meaningful, add a heartfelt thank you, so the person and the team knows exactly what behavior was seen as valuable and has a chance to do it again.
Contributor: Katy Caselli from buildinggiants.com