You’re trying to get them to work faster and better, or you want them to be more productive. You want them to be more efficient, or more effective. You want them to take risks, or make things happen. You want them to be more creative, or more innovative.
But pushing people beyond their limits can be risky—especially if they aren’t ready for it. On the other hand, when we push our team members past their limits, we’ve given them a chance to grow. We’ve given them a glimpse of what they are capable of when they’re pushed out of their comfort zones, and now they know what it feels like: freedom!
Always keep in mind that failure is one of the possible outcome of these scenarios. Allow your teams to fail, when you are pushing them beyond their limits. If you do not create an environment where failure is allowed, teams will never test their limits and will always work for reasonable performances.
– Amarpreet Singh