Without employees nothing would work, and that’s what makes mutual appreciation of one another, both from the bottom up and the top down, so important. Probably the best thing managers can do to motivate their staff is create an environment in which employees genuinely feel they are the company’s most valuable assets, and that everyone is working towards the same shared goal. Transparency is another key part of such appreciation. Popular employers keep their employees up to date regarding the strategy, visions and objectives of the company. Even better than that, they involve them and allow them to play their own part. It’s about communicating on eye level and having the space to discuss opinions freely. Nowadays, this also includes a culture of mistakes. Celebrate success, discuss setbacks: both bring people together and in turn generate appreciation.