Keep The Team Motivated Until The Completion Of Your Project
A Few Ways In Which To Keep A Team Motivated
Ways Of Keeping A Team Motivated
Does your team seem too bored on the project that you’re running currently? Or perhaps you want to find a way to motivate them? Try these few tips and you will not regret it.
1. Give them a clear picture of what you need
It is not all the time when the team consists of people from your organization. If the new members and those from the company do not know the goals, explain them to them in a clear manner. Never assume that they know what it is you seek to achieve. If you do that the project is doomed and is bound to fail.
2. Set personal and team goals
Competition has been used by some people as a form of motivation. Pitting people against each other is not what you want to achieve, what you seek to do is put them in a situation where they want to provide better results than other teams. The result is that the project will ultimately be better with time.
3. Increase compensation
The thing about money is not just the good life that comes with it. It is a good instrument in motivating the team. It instills a sense of being appreciated and respected. So do not be too stingy.
4. Invite feedback from the on set
What most project managers do on the first day of work is to lay down instruction upon instruction, order upon order. The only thing this achieves is to make the workers feel like they are just hired hands. In order for you to get the most out of your team, it is important that you make them feel as though their input is important. Invite questions and ideas and you will see just how good the project will turn out to be.
5. Provide what they need for the work
How would you feel if you were tasked with the responsibility to write a book, without a pen? Of course, you know it would be impossible to write anything in hardcopy without a pen. Now, imagine that you have given a group of able people the job to build a house, but you have not provided the needed materials. The lack of equipments will serve to demoralize the team, decreasing their confidence in their own abilities.
Hence, if you want to have good results from them, make sure that you provide the required materials for the work.
6. Hold regular review meetings
If you are thinking of detaching yourself from the team, better think again. It is of importance to take note that your presence during the project is very crucial. Conducting review meetings from time to time will help you and the team to assess the progress that has been made so far. Celebrate the achievements realized and put down strategies to straighten out the troubling areas.
7. Always be there for the team
You should always lead from the front. Be the best of the leader you can be. This means that you should be readily available to listen to your team, if you wish to have a motivated workforce.