10 ways to keep your best employees happy

Don’t lose your best performers to your competitors. Follow these tips to keep your top talent not only satisfied, but eager, motivated, and thinking about big new ideas.

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Your best employees power and steer your organization. They are more creative and productive. They bring more value to your organization than other employees.

Keeping them happy must be your priority, because these employees are irreplaceable.

Here are 10 tips to keep them happy:

1. Know what motivates them.

Your best employees are likely intrinsically motivated. They are more motivated by their work and outcomes than extrinsic rewards, like money or days off.

Money and days off are nice, but if you really want to excite them, give them a project in line with their professional interests and the freedom to make it better than you ever thought it could be.

2. Remove obstacles.

Every great boss should remove obstacles, but it’s especially important with your best employees.

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