E41 - 5 currencies employees and volunteers care about

How do we reward staff and volunteers? What matters the most? How important is money anyway?


The Five Currencies

  1. Survival needs - represented by money
  2. Belonging - create a sense of community and identity
  3. Recognition - develop esteem through personal, individual acknowledgment
  4. Status - acknowledge length of service, special contribution, differentiated responsibilities
  5. Meaning - make progress against your meaningful objectives visible


Seth Godin - Tribes: Why we need you to lead us  

Simon Sinek - Start With Why: How great leaders inspire everyone to take action