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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Establish Relationships

Schedule and hold a project start-up workshop, so you can get to know your team members better. Discover the individual preferences of everyone on the project team. Ask people about recent accomplishments that they are proud of, and probe for their individual goals and aspirations for the project. By discovering what they care about, you can structure project responsibilities to take advantage of their innate motivation.

As the planning for the project proceeds, align ownership of work from activity definition with individual preferences. When delegating responsibility, use the principle of reciprocity. In return for a commitment to the project, offer something meaningful in exchange. Assess what you and the project have ...

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