What is the best way to encourage employees to work harder?
Encouragement is the action of providing support, but support can be given in many ways, and it does not have to be overly positive. It might be easy to say positive things like: "You are special," "You can do it," or "This is going to work out!" ...ect. But, you could also be direct, and honest, and through it inspired hope and confidence in your peers.