Do you want your team to be effective and productive? Experts suggest that it may not be as complex as you might think. In fact, it may involve just two basic steps:

  1. Provide your team with the skills they need to succeed. Ask your team members to answer the question, “What can I provide that other people will love?” Once they arrive at an answer, have them act on their ideas by asking more questions, doing the necessary research, talking to people who might be able to help with their ideas, improving on their ideas, and then implementing them. These basic skills can result in some amazing innovations!
  2. Praise your team members when they do a great job. Give people the recognition they deserve. Be sincere and praise them often. It will improve your team’s moral, inspire them, enhance their feelings of loyalty, and motivate them to do even more great things.

And that’s it! Provide people with the skills they need and recognize the good work that they do. By following these two simple steps, you can help your team become empowered, innovative, and successful.


Sturt, D., & Nordstrom, T. (2016, January 22). Want to be a successful 21st century workplace? Start here. Forbes. Retrieved from: