CHAPTER 4The Art of Motivation

Motivating team members is more art than science. A good motivator can tailor an appropriate approach for each individual on the team.

Certain global workplace trends affect the ability to motivate team members. In the context of those trends, the project manager must adopt specific approaches to motivating each team member as well as the team as a whole. In adopting these approaches, the project manager should be aware of common motivation mistakes. Finally, a motivation checklist can help project managers work effectively with their teams.

GLOBAL TRENDS THAT AFFECT MOTIVATION

Three trends influencing the world of work make motivating team members challenging.

First is the ongoing reductions in force through outsourcing ...

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