In a 2015 survey from the Harvard Business Review, employees were asked to name their top complaints they had about the leaders in their company.

The number one answer? Not recognizing employee achievements.

As a leader, you’re responsible for motivating your workforce. Your opinion and attention matter. So when your employees score a win, you need to show appreciation. Recognize the achievement, reiterate how important their work is to the company, and encourage them to keep progressing and improving.

That little bit of gratitude will go a long way to keeping your employees motivated. But withholding it will have an equally powerful, but totally opposite, effect.