Pundits suggest that you should encourage risk taking so that you get more innovation. But most people don’t like doing risky things. You’ll get the innovation you want if you do two things.
Tell people: “We expect you to try things.”
When they try things, praise them for the effort. While you’re at it, avoid the word, “but.”
This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time.