Project Management Institute

Passion to the people

The rut of routine, a lack a shared vision or a project beset by setbacks--plenty of factors can cause team members to lose interest in a project. This article explores the methods that project practitioners use to energize and motivate an apathetic team. It details how identifying the source of demotivation, sharing the project visions so everyone can see where the team is headed, getting everyone involved by engaging team members in participatory planning efforts, understanding the motivations of each team member, and having some fun will motivate an apathetic team. Accompanying the article is a sidebar that identifies the top five drivers of employee engagement.
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