If salary increase and bonus are unavailable, how do you boost team retention and morale with a high turnover rate and more workload?

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Head of Sales in Consumer Goods, 11 - 50 employees
I would run weekly or monthly sprints for my sales team with smaller rewards like additional PTO or gift cards to help incentivize.  
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Founder and Chief Sales Energizer in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees

Great ideas. 

Founder in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
Verbal appreciation goes a long way!!  And recognize others in front of their peers. And if a small budget is ok, a personal note in the mail with a coffee gift card can mean a lot.
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Founder and Chief Sales Energizer in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees


Head of Growth | Selling More With AI, Self-employed
1. Acknowledgement and appreciation for those carrying the load. 
2. Food! A carb, fat, sugar, salt energy boost can do wonders.
3. Outside activities: Coffee strolls, lunch on the green, get some fresh air!
4. Unexpected get-off early Friday or stroll in Mondays.

The point is to decrease burnout and add moments of enjoyment where possible.
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Founder and Chief Sales Energizer in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees


Founder and Chief Revenue Operations Officer, Self-employed
Highlighting wins, even small ones, publicly and privately. Thanking members for their contributions --- it's amazing how much feeling appreciated can do!

Bringing the team together for team-building or fun games/ activities -- if there is budget, great; but even if there isn't, there are things you can do without cost -- 

Small tokens of appreciation and reward such as a gift card for coffee/ lunch/ snack, a day off, etc.
Director of Sales, Self-employed
I love to run fun SPIFFs with my team with little things like eGifts as a reward. I also host team building events monthly- anything from grab your own drink & a Kahoot trivia to sending them all a painting kit and following a Bob Ross tutorial! Keep things fun. 

It's also important to understand your reps' whys- both professionally and personally and to find ways to help them reach those goals. Communication is key! 
Director of Sales in Software, 51 - 200 employees
If you can get in person, I'd do that. Getting connected and building relationship with the team goes way further than we think as leaders. In a remote environment especially, feeling connected to a mission can go a long way.
CSO in Construction, Self-employed
+1 to verbal appreciation and praise in public. Another idea is personal development (e.g. training and coaching) to help them succeed. How about other tools and resources that help make their jobs easier and more efficient?

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