Help employees understand the value of their work

Small businesses would do well to explain to employees why their jobs are important and why their work needs to get done in a certain way, Chris Griffiths writes. Taking the time to do so can pay off by keeping employees motivated. "First, they go from thinking the task is menial to understanding its impact on a much larger scale; second, when they understand the reasons, they starting to think more independently," Griffiths writes.

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