Keeping your employee motivated is important to any business. One of the most basic ways to make employees more engaged is simply to offer them more acknowledgment and positive attention — 70 percent of employees say more acknowledgment would improve their workplaces. Set clear, realistically attainable goals, and then applaud your team for its accomplishments when they achieve those goals. Try to stay positive whenever possible. Let employees take breaks, snack and hydrate when they need to. Remember— high morale raises productivity by around a third, so happy employees are a competitive advantage.