Ways to Inspire your Team:- You want inspired collaborators, happy to come to work and engaged in their role? Give them a good reason to get up in the morning. Today, to engage fully in a mission, the new generation of employees needs to believe in their company and find meaning in its action.
Since the economic crisis of 2008, which has resulted in wage freezes and blocking of career plans, it has become essential to find other ways to motivate and involve their teams. From now on, employees are ready to embark on a project if it makes sense for them and will work hard if their efforts are acknowledged.
Recall this anonymous quote: “Recognition of well-done work is a reward often much more appreciated than a salary.”
How to engage and inspire your Project team
It is the role of the project leader to motivate team members, recognize their work and give them the feeling that they are contributing to something important. Inspire these 7 ideas to engage and inspire your project team.
- Involve your team
Your employees must feel that they are an integral part of the project and that their contribution is important. For this, empower them and involve them in the decision-making process at each stage of the project.
Define together your vision of the project, determine their roles with them, draw up the action plan and choose the right tools with your team. In this way, your employees will feel directly involved in the project. They will then have the will to become more involved in its realization and in its success.
- Promote a sense of belonging
It is important to create a team spirit and culture with values, ethics and rules of behavior. Your employees must be able to identify with the team they work for and develop a sense of belonging.
Give your team members the opportunity to get to know each other. If they get along well, they will enjoy working together. They will feel part of the group. A united team communicates better and is more efficient.
- Enhance your team members
The reasons why it is important to value his team are numerous: encouraging the taking of initiatives, stimulating motivation, encouraging personal development, etc.
Valuing your team is a great way to motivate and involve them in the realization of your project. Appreciate the work of your team and encourage it to continue on the same path.
It is also essential to value the skills and talents of each member of your team. Recognition encourages self-transcendence and contributes to the well-being of your employees within the team, and more generally within the company.
As a project manager, you must also ensure that your employees regularly acquire and develop new skills. If you invest in them, it shows that you believe in their potential, which is both rewarding and very motivating.
- Establish good Working Conditions
Make it easy for your employees. Your role as project manager is to enable them to work in the best possible conditions in order to promote the success of the project. For your team to perform well and work as efficiently as possible, it must have the resources and resources it needs.
All the energy of your collaborators must be mobilized on the project and not on technical details such as finding a meeting room or a printer, buying a powerful project management software, etc …
- Set concrete and Achievable goals
It is difficult to get fully involved in a project if you do not know the rationale. To get involved in the project and get to work, your team needs to know exactly what to do, when and at what cost.
From the start set concrete and, above all, achievable goals with your team. Avoid blurring and confusion: the clearer and clearer the goal, the more your team will want to get involved, and the more likely you are to reach it together.
- Be a good Manager
Be the leader who inspires his team. As a project manager, your role is to guide your employees, motivate them and motivate them to use and develop their skills so that the entire team reaches its goals.
A good manager is always listening to his employees in order to anticipate their needs as much as possible.
Do not leave a member of your team unanswered. Always provide a response to a question you are asked. Even if the answer is not immediate and requires time for reflection, always return to the person to provide an answer.
Recognize failure as success. Celebrate every success of your team, however small it may be. So you encourage your team to continue on the path to success. Finally, set an example by being positive, motivated and involved in the realization of your project.
- Build a Climate of trust
In the professional and private sectors, trust is a key factor for success, efficiency, stability and collective and individual well-being. Creating a climate of trust with your team helps foster the involvement, expression and creativity of each member.
Show your team that you trust it by delegating, giving it autonomy, listening to new ideas. Getting to know your co-workers and developing team spirit is a good way to build trust. Be careful, trust is not gained overnight, but is obtained gradually, and especially it talks because it is lost quickly.
It is not easy to inspire your collaborators and make them want to be involved in the project. Be an example, trust them, reward them, in short, be an inspired and inspiring leader. A motivated and inspired team is more efficient and effective: it is the key to success in project management.