If you're someone's boss, try mixing these phrases in a little more often. According to a recent study, it can up morale AND make people work harder.
2,000 employees were asked to name the top phrases they'd love to hear from their boss. Here are the top five . . .
1. "Thank you."
2. "I appreciate you doing that."
3. "That was helpful."
4. "Your time is valuable."
5. "You went above and beyond on this."
A few more that made the top ten include "How are you doing?" . . . "Well done" . . . "That's exactly what we hoped you'd do" . . . and "I know how busy you are."