Good Practice: Before moving on to your next project, it is worth celebrating your success. It provides a way to thank your team and helps with motivation. Always publicise your accomplishments both inside and outside the organisation. This publicity will help raise your and the team's profile and credentials for future projects.
Completion of a project and the steps along the way can be intrinsically rewarding for project team members. Outwardly celebrating successes also can be a source of motivation for the team. When project milestones are reached, they should be communicated to project team members and stakeholders. Small rewards for team members who go above and beyond their duties also should be considered to communicate a job well done. These rewards can come in various forms, from certificates of appreciation to recognition in the organisations staff newsletter or on its website. 1
True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction and recognition.
1 Alison B. Flynn & Timothy J. Mangione, Five Steps to a Winning Project Team, 2008.
Question 21: Have you celebrated the success of your project?