Team Motivation is an ongoing challenge for many leaders, because work isn’t the only thing many team members want to be doing. Some team members are very motivated and career-focused, but I’ve found this isn’t necessarily the norm.
That doesn’t mean we give up on the other team members. Leaders have a responsibility to try to bring out the best in their teams, and we can do this by working with our people and understanding their goals and aspirations.
You can see the simple Team Motivation Model below, with the five components Aspirations, Purpose, the Pathway, Hygiene Factors (or Environmental Conditions) and Team Harmony.
See if you can use the model to prompt you with ways to improve the motivation in your team. Your team members will thank you for it!
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- Article: A Simple Model for Team Motivation.
- Audio Book: Motivating Your Team for Improved Performance.