I have surveyed hundreds of project managers around the world and found resource motivation to be their number one frustration. Most resources have sufficient skills to accomplish their tasks. So why do so many resources perform poorly?
There are many reasons. Certainly the greatest control managers have is over their own individual behavior. I find that managers can significantly improve resource motivation. Even more, I believe it is the responsibility of the manager to do so.
Due to the predominance of this frustration, I wrote this article. It presents methods for managers to significantly improve their resource motivation.