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Management and Motivation Part 2 - 7 Motivational Factors

04/26/10 05:40:20 pm, by Kris Kelso
Categories: Project Management, Building & Managing Teams

In my last article, I explained that motivating people is a personalized task that has to be tailored to the individual you are working with.

Here are 7 different ways that people are motivated.  These are certainly not exhaustive, and there are probably variations of each one that could be discussed further.  But these are some of the more common motivational factors that I have seen:

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Management and Motivation Part 1

04/15/10 06:34:58 am, by Kris Kelso
Categories: Project Management, Building & Managing Teams

One of the essential skills for good management - whether it be people management or project management - is the ability to motivate people.  Countless books and articles have been written about motivational tips, tools, and techniques, but I would like to focus on the idea that people are motivated in individually different ways, and whatever motivational techniques you may use, the key is not to master a technique and use it on everyone;  The key is to tailor an individual technique for each individual person.

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Project Management Skills != People Management Skills

04/08/10 01:57:59 pm, by Kris Kelso
Categories: Project Management, Building & Managing Teams

As a follow-up to my last article about management as a skill, not a career path, I would like to also point out that project management skills are not the same as people management skills. Just because someone is great at one type of management doesn't mean they are naturally great at the other.

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Project Management Fundamentals Part 6 - Trust

03/11/10 07:48:39 am, by Kris Kelso
Categories: Project Management

One of the most critical components of Project Management, which often goes overlooked, is the "trust factor".  When people do not trust each other, they cannot operate efficiently - period.

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Project Management Fundamentals Part 5 - Ownership

03/04/10 10:43:26 am, by Kris Kelso
Categories: Project Management

A key differentiation between top-tier and middle-tier project managers is one that is difficult to measure and even more difficult to teach.  It's an attitude of ownership - taking personal responsibility and bearing the burden of the success or failure of the project.

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