Motivation & Goal Setting

Leadership Skills

As a Project Manager your leadership skills begin with having a clear and coherent plan of action for yourself and the project as a whole – which you can then refer to in terms of leading your team(s) towards and through the objectives they need to meet. Read the rest of this entry »

Motivating – Part 2

The answers to questions like that will fall into two categories – the intrinsic and extrinsic needs by which they are motivated. Most of us require a mixture of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations to get the best out of us. Read the rest of this entry »

Motivating – Part 1

Motivation is concerned with the specifics of achieving a particular job and to do that you must set clear and concise objectives to be met, in order that the team(s) productivity levels are maximized. Read the rest of this entry »

Project Managing Christmas

For most Project Mangers the Christmas holiday period means an opportunity to take a few days well earned rest and time away from the project they’ve been so committed to. After all, there is little point with all but the most time sensitive projects even contemplating trying to work between Christmas day and New Years day - with so many staff taking time off and suppliers shut until the New Year anyway. Read the rest of this entry »

Funky Job Title Mania

Job titles are important for people - even for SEO people Read the rest of this entry »

Competition and Cooperation: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

Team building has become one of the biggest buzzwords in management circles with good reason. It's difficult to refute the advantages of having a well-oiled workgroup team that supplements and supports each others' skills and competencies. The prevalence of the *team work concept* has led management to toss out competition as a motivator on their projects – an unfortunate loss, rather like tossing out the baby with the bathwater. Let me digress a moment. Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping The Team Motivated During Trying Times

As anyone in a management position knows, it can sometimes be difficult to get the team up and moving. In today's fast paced environment, most everyone is under stress, both at work and at home. But when a project deadline is looming and your team is buckling under the stress, then it is your job as a project manager to keep them motivated and on track. Take the time and earn the rewards from it! Read the rest of this entry »

More Than Just Rewards: the 5 Tips in Common Sense Employee Motivation

We hear a lot in management circles about work incentives and employee motivation. Offer rewards for work, these expert articles will tell you. Make a point of giving praise, they say. They suggest bonding exercises and monetary incentives and recognition in the company newsletter – but most of them miss out on the key factors in employee motivation. It’s more than just rewards – it’s a function of how you manage and the atmosphere that you promote among your team. If you step back from the experts for a moment and listen to your common sense, you’ll learn more about motivating your employees than you will in a raft load of articles on how to bond your workgroup into a winning team. Read on for the 5 top suggestions on motivation your team! Read the rest of this entry »

What is FUN? on the psychological “Flow” Effect or State

On the importance of "Flow" in work environments you might ask... WHAT IS FLOW ?... Read the rest of this entry »

Model Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance

Performance of employees and whole organziations is affected by the goals they set themselves. Altough... Read the rest of this entry »