Teamwork is the only way we get anything done.
It is not an easy task to motivate a team of people towards certain goals. It takes deep understanding, great leadership, and effective incentives.
When I review my own company\’s workflow, we have to incentivize our team to pull off our projects on time and within budget.
Incentives motivate us to perform better and create a sense of pride in what we do. It creates a feeling that we are appreciated by the people who matter most – our customers.
Our project managers maximize their resources, work closely with each team within their organization and align themselves towards achieving a common goal. Project managers can successfully get their teams to give their best because they have a positive incentive system in place.
Consider the following:
1. Teamwork is a crucial aspect of effective project management. If your team does not communicate properly, projects will fail because they did not share important information. Make sure that you create a clear incentive system that rewards people for working together and sharing their thoughts.
2. Recognition needs to go both ways. Recognition is a crucial part of motivation and if you want to get your point across, give credit where it is due. Consider the following:
a) People like the acknowledgment for doing good work. It helps them feel appreciated and motivates them to do their best work in the future.
b) Be specific with what you say when you are rewarding someone. Don\’t just say, \”good job.\” Describe the good work they did to help them execute their project more efficiently.
3. Be specific with your vision and communicate it well. Everyone wants to know where they are going in life, so be sure that you can articulate a clear vision for what you hope to achieve and how you plan to get there.
4. Rewards help people feel appreciated for their work, and they can increase productivity and boost morale, leading to more efficient project management. There are many different rewards that PMs can use for motivation: cash bonuses, a nice office environment, recognition in front of their peers or direct supervisors, a creative work environment, and stock options.
5. Keep your team members in the loop by sharing information with them when you have a new project on hand. Make sure that your team has decent communication to know what is expected of them at all times.
6. Encourage creativity among your team members; let them contribute ideas to projects as long as they follow your policies.
7. Be fair in rewarding people and always give credit where it is due; this will create a sense of pride among your team members.