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Be Thankful

Giving or showing thanks towards employees will increase their performance.

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Taking time to thank your employees pays off in performance. Some ways to show appreciation: Send birthday cards to workers' homes. Write congratulatory notes for a job well done. Use food to boost morale-Popsicles on a hot day or hot chocolate in the winter. Small things make a big difference in making employees feel valued.

Excerpted from Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Guide You'll Ever Need