Efficient processes and smooth relationships create the opportunity for successful projects. And having team members personally commit to your project’s success gives you the greatest chance of achieving it. Therefore, your major task as a project manager is to encourage every team member to be motivated and committed to your project’s success.
Don't forget! Motivation is a personal choice — the only person you can motivate directly is yourself. You can create the opportunity for other people to become motivated, but you can’t make the decision for them. The following factors encourage a person to become and remain motivated to achieve a goal:
- Desirability: The value of achieving the goal
- Feasibility: The likelihood that you can achieve the goal
- Progress: Your accomplishments as you work to reach your goal
- Reward: The payoff when you reach the goal