Is Money a Good Employee Motivator? with Dane Sanders

The Growing your Team Podcast: Episode 151


Determining what motivates your employees can allow you to meet your teams’ needs and uplift the culture within your business. 

Dane Sanders helps us examine how to determine these motivators, including whether money is one of them and how to utilize them for employee retention. Once you can establish the necessary culture design of your company, you can create an environment that people want to be a part of long-term. 

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In this Episode You’ll Hear:

  • What you need to push first: the collective value of teamwork or the contribution of the individual?

  • Ways to recognize your employees based on their needs and wants

  • How to build your team members up the right way 

  • How to figure out what motivates your employees

  • Is it okay for people to be money motivated and does it have longevity

  • One thing business owners can do with their team to gain that sense of engagement and tame their employees

About Dane Sanders:

Dane Sanders is CEO of—a culture design firm that helps employees love their job. He’s also a two-time best-selling author and public speaker. Seth Godin called his writing, “a precious gift.” Dane also serves on Donald Miller’s StoryBrand Facilitator team. With degrees in business and philosophy, Dane taught Leadership and Character Development at Westmont College, led the development efforts for Academic Centers at Biola University, and served on the Executive Team for Alpha USA. He lives with his wife and family in Auburn, California, and online at

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