Positive Pressure

Positive pressure on workers and coworkers engages an individual as an

integral part of team and therefore nurtures responsibility. You’re telling

the person working with you that you believe in him or her. And when you

ask the employee to perform some seemingly impossible task he or she will

be motivated to want to try, because the underlying message is that you

believe that he or she can do it. By vesting someone with such responsibility,

and treating him or her with respect, you’re saying that you put that

person on the team and surrounded them with capable people because

you believe that he or she can do it. They get it that you believe that they

will do their best not to fail.