Amabile and Kramer’s Progress Theory- An Elaborate Study

Small Steps

An Introduction

A team leader uses many interesting techniques to inspire and motivate her team. She uses incentives to keep them focused, gives a lot of chance to build strong workplace relationship with her in the workplace and recognizes the effort of her team members.

Small victories help in boosting employee performance. A leader can use strategies to help her team achieve little victories, so that in the long run, the company is benefitted. In this article, we will discuss about Amabile and Kramer's Progress Theory which helps in understanding details of team management and how a manager can assist in motivating her team members.


The effect of progress on the performance of an employee was written in 2012, by Professor Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer in their book "The Progress Principle."

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