There are many ways to reward employees, boost morale, and keep them on side.
Here is one from Bob Nelson’s book 1001 Ways to Reward Employees . . . Quoting Robert Preziosi of Management Associates: “For some reason there never seems to be enough recognition. After a brutal day, walk up to employees and say, ‘You were great. I’m so glad about what you did today.’ You’ll be surprised how far a simple gesture will go.”