A project manager compliments a colleague for good work on a project. A manager leader puts an employee in a leadership role for a project. The team takes a day away from work to do volunteer work for a nonprofit organization. The company holds a picnic at a park on a beautiful day.
All these have employees holding their heads higher, smiling and empowering them to achieve more. Not a single one involved money. An engaged workforce will worker harder to navigate bumpy roads and reach goals.