During a recent study, 200,000 employees were interviewed to find the missing ingredient in their productivity. The study concluded that appreciation and affirmation topped the list of what employees desired most from their superiors. This research implies that receiving affirmation is a basic human need.

When we see people who are doing a great job at what they do, let's take the time to affirm them and to thank and reward them for their worth.

Praise loudly and correct softly.