Go, team, go!
Despite the difficulties involved in selecting project team members, project managers can assemble project teams staffed with experienced and successful top-level project professionals. But no matter how talented a project team's members are, the team will only succeed if has a project leader who can guide it through the many difficulties it will encounter while implementing their projects. This article discusses how project managers can successfully motivate their project teams. In doing so. it describes the concept of motivation and some simple but effective techniques for motivating project team members; it overviews the techniques that several companies--BlueCat (Toronto, Ontario, CA), 2i (London, UK), MWH Environmental Engineering (Milan, IT), and Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX, USA)--have used to motivate their project teams, techniques that have helped teams focus on achieving the project objective and performing their project-specific roles and responsibilities. Accompanying this article is a sidebar l