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Take action to keep up the morale on your team.

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Simple, no-cost managerial actions can do much to improve the engagement of the estimated 48 per cent of workers who today feel undervalued, says Harvard Business Review.

"As a manager, dealing with employees who lack enthusiasm for their jobs, or don't feel connected to the company, is a big hurdle.

Here are three things you can do daily to engage your people:

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1. Facilitate progress. Employees feel engaged when they make headway toward objectives. Provide clear goals and resources to support their progress.

2. Make work meaningful. Your company doesn't need a lofty mission to make employees care. They simply need to see how their actions contribute to company value, such as a service or product.

3. Reward and recognize. Don't wait for milestones. Show appreciation every day for the work your employees do."

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