Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2013


Ilknur H. Tekin

Course Title

Communication and Team Building

Course Number

ETM 522


Individual and team motivation is an important factor for teams toachieve a common goal, accomplish a task or work towards an expectation. Motivation is the process of influencing an individual or team to expend increasing amount of effort over a period of time to accomplish a target. Team leaders often times link motivation with employee salary and other methods of financial compensation. This thinking is strongly misleading because financial methods are proven to be short term motivators only. In a situation such aseconomic crisis, cost reduction, or low profits, organizations are limited in financial resources to provide their employees. Thisreport will provide selected non-financial methods to motivateindividuals and teams within an organization. As the research has shown, team motivation is effective if every team member purpose and goals are aligned, each team member holds themselves and others accountable, and the project is difficult enough to challenge the team.


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