Chapman also offers this advice: “Find out what each team member win conditions are, and try to make these part of the project goals”. This includes such conditions as what their career goals are, what they would like to personally improve, and what concerns they would like to address/ what they would like to avoid. In this way, the team can not only reach a successful conclusion on their own project, but individual members are dedicated to the project and enjoy the process. This leads to higher employee satisfaction, which is important, as our textbook explained: about 9% of a company’s profit is wasted on employees who declare sick days when they are actually burnt out, not ill. If a team’s goals can somehow incorporate members’ personal goals, members are motivated to work harder and feel a greater sense of pride in the work that they do.
Chapman, James R. "Motivating the Team Project." Priciple Based Project Management: Information and Training Site. 26 Feb 2007. Web. 13 Feb 2010.