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Motivating Project Team Strategy
Describe the method you will use to determine how each team member is motivated
Describe the theory that most closely aligns with how you intend to motivate your team
Describe which facilitation techniques you will use to have the project team input to the motivation plan and which team-building activities that you plan to implement. Provide a visual example.
What activities or tasks have you added to the project plan to make sure that this important activity is not overlooked?
Project Conflict and Stress Identification Process
Identify potential sources of conflict within your project
Describe how you will determine if they are good or bad conflict
Identify potential sources of stress within your project.
Describe methods that you can employ to reduce stress.
Consensus Decision-Making Process
Describe what your approach will be to consensus decision making
Outline the process that would be used from the initial decision that needs to be made to full decision implementation.
What are some of the facilitation tools that can be utilized to gain consensus?
Please provide references

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Motivating Project Team Strategy
Describe the method you will use to determine how each team member is motivated
In order to determine how each team member is motivated, one could review motivational theories to evaluate team members. Content theories help to explain what appeals to people or encourages them. A team member might be motivated by achievement, recognition, responsibility, advancement, or interest in the work and knowledge gained. Herzberg identified challenging work, recognition and responsibility as motivators. In contrast, Maslow felt that a hierarchy of needs motivates people. To determine each team member's motivation, one could observe his or her actions to better understand that team member. Herzberg surveyed people to determine motivation, and this is a helpful method as well. One must get to know team members to better determine their motivation, which will result in a more productive workplace. It is essential to look at personality and past actions to help determine motivation for future projects.

Describe the theory that most closely aligns with how you intend to motivate your team.
McClellan's theory of needs closely aligns with how I intend to motivate my team. I would first identify drivers of behavior by examining each person's personality and past history. In looking at each person I would determine if the dominant motivator was achievement, affiliation, or power. If the person was primarily motivated by achievement, this would be evident by their strong need to set and accomplish goals, their willingness to take calculated risks to accomplish their goals, and their need for regular feedback on their work. Typically, according to McClellan, the achievement motivated person likes to work alone. In contrast, those motivated by affiliation enjoy being part of a group, and place importance on being liked, engaging in collaboration, and avoiding risk. Those who are primarily motivated by power want to control and influence others, enjoy competition, status and recognition (mindtools.com, n/d). Based on my findings, I would then structure my interaction with the group to play on each person's motivators. This would increase engagement in the project. For instance, I would encourage those motivated by power to take charge of a task, and make sure that they knew the end goal of the task to further encourage them. Those motivated by affiliation would work in a task group, giving them group feedback and reinforcing their strong inner workings of the team. Those motivated by achievement could be given challenging tasks and allowed to work alone. This segment would appreciate feedback that is fair and balanced to help guide them. By recognizing each of the motivators in people, I would be better able to lead, praise, and encourage employees.

Describe which facilitation techniques you will use to have the project team input to the motivation plan and which team-building activities that you plan to implement. Provide a visual example.
To incorporate the project team input in the motivation plan I would get the team together, and begin with each team member introducing him or herself, utilizing an icebreaker. This could be something like passing a bowl of M & M's around, and encouraging each team member to take as many as they like. Once the bowl has been passed, each team member then introduces himself or herself, telling the team members something about themselves for each M & M they took. For example, if someone took seven M & M's, that person would then need to tell seven things about themselves.
Next, I would restate the objective for the meeting (input on motivation plan) and encourage the team members to brainstorm. I would keep the group on track by eliminating sidebar conversations. During the brainstorm session, I would periodically use the mirroring concept to report to team members how they appear, and ...

Solution Summary

This very detailed solution discusses the following in regards to Motivating Project Team Strategy:
The method used to determine how each team member is motivated
The theory that most closely aligns with how to motivate a team
The facilitation techniques to use to have the project team input to the motivation plan and which team-building activities that you plan to implement.
The activities or tasks added to the project plan to make sure that this important activity is not overlooked

Project Conflict and Stress Identification Process
The potential sources of conflict within your project
How to determine if they are good or bad conflict
Identifying potential sources of stress within your project.
The methods that you can employ to reduce stress.

Consensus Decision-Making Process
The approach to consensus decision making
The process to be used from the initial decision that needs to be made to full decision implementation.
The facilitation tools to be utilized to gain consensus
APA references are included.

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