Especially in the summer, keeping employees motivated come Monday morning can be a challenge. Even for those who are wholly passionate about their work, the transition from weekend to weekday takes some mental adjustment. So we asked our readers for their best tips to motivate their employees to start the week strong.

Here's what we found out:

There's nothing quite like teamwork.

        
        

An inspirational message goes a long way.

        
        

Everybody likes free food.

        
        

There better be some caffeine.

        
        

What has been your best method to genuinely motivate your team on Monday mornings?