Project Management Institute

Keeping the Flame

Maintaining Motivation Requires Leadership, Empathy and Strategic Thinking

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BY TESSA D'AGOSTA

Misery loves company.

And there appears to be plenty to go around: One-third of employees feel undervalued, according to a 2019 TINYpulse survey. So it's all but inevitable that project managers will deal with team members who appear lost, underappreciated or just plain burned out at some point. To keep people motivated, project professionals recommend customizing strategies so they resonate with each team member.

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Can I Get a Thank You?

The outlook for employee morale is bleak at organizations around the world.

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