There's surprisingly little rigorous evidence demonstrating that companies really can make money by doing more good. To this end, my collaborators and I have spent time over the last several years carefully document the positive impact of kinder, gentler corporate initiatives.
There is no better motivator than appreciation. Often, by simply showing your appreciation for someone's hard work, drive, enthusiasm or work ethic, your acknowledgment encourages more of the positive behavior you are seeking.
It's important for workers to stop thinking the grass is greener in the next pasture. The answer is not to leap into another workplace, but to help build a more positive workplace so you can love the one you're with.