7 Unusual Ways to Motivate Your Employees

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Start A 'Mini-CEO' Program

When an employee has a new idea for how to do business, Brian Halligan, CEO of Hubspot, a marketing software firm in Boston, sometimes chooses to fire that employee from his or her day job, and appoint that person 'CEO' of a new in-house start-up. “Part of creating this environment of innovation is making the organization decentralized and flat,” Halligan told Inc. “We want to empower the edges of the organization, and we want to let the people who really understand our customers make decisions.”