A Plan for Positive Influence

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Motivation is defined as the processes that account for an individual's intensity, direction, and persistence of effort toward attaining a goal (Robbins & Judge, 2007). Motivation is intense and shows how hard a person tries in order to achieve goals, it has direction that shows that the persons efforts are put in the right direction to achieve goals and it also takes into account persistence which means how long a person can make efforts in order to achieve goals. Job satisfaction refers to how content a person is with his job. It shows the persons willingness to do a job and how happy he feels doing the job. Some of the factors that typically influence job satisfaction would be the nature of the work, promotions, money, supervision, relationships and coworkers. Performance is the activity that goes on in an organization. Motivation, job satisfaction and performance variables are all directly related to each other.

The greater the motivation among employees, the higher will be their job satisfaction and eventually their performance will be the best and vice versa. The plan outlined below will aim at improving motivation of the team members primarily, which would effect job satisfaction among the team members and thus improve performance of the team to make the project a success.

Team AssessmentsThere are many attributes that need to be looked at when it comes to working on a big project where there may be the possibility of many individuals who are assigned to the project. There's ones personality, effort, involvement, and style when it comes to working as a group. Obviously, no one person works or thinks alike. Each team member would contribute in some form or the other, keeping in mind the positive qualities that each hold. Based on the assessment that was taken by my...