Research on Motivation Management for Project Members
Authors: Yusuke Takahashi*, Hiroshi Yajima*, Takuya Dan**, Takashi Murata**
Abstract: In recent years, the success rate of enterprise IT projects has been said to be about 30% to 40%. IT projects tend to change dynamically during the project period, and project managers (PMs) must maintain a high level of motivation among the project members during that period. However PMs currently identify the motivation levels of project members in a vague manner relying on experience and intuition. Therefore, it is difficult for PMs to obtain a clear picture of the motivation levels of the members. It is thus important to create or identify a mechanism by which project managers can understand the motivation levels of members, and in this paper we propose such a mechanism. In the proposed method, the motivation of project members is first classified into two categories. Next, we measure the motivation in a manner suited to the characteristics of each classification category. Then, we propose a method for visualizing the motivation of members. Finally, we verify the effectiveness of the proposed method through an experiment where the proposed method is applied to actual enterprise projects.
Keywords: Motivation, Project management, Visualization, Herzberg's two-factor theory, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
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