BEST OF: HOW DO I PINPOINT WHAT IS SETTING ME OFF?
My consulting team spent two and a half years on a significant system implementation and as a lead project manager I was involved in the thick of the activity. We were running at a million-dollar-a-month cost for the team involved. We were launching technology during a market downturn. Yet we stayed on task and successfully delivered. However, once we reached implementation, the client began to take over the day-to-day work the project team had supported. Suddenly my role went from being at the center of it all, to being left out.
Although I was never annoyed with the heavy-lifting tasks and reporting required for the project, I was frustrated at being sidelined because we flipped a switch on some software. What was setting me off? I was faced with my demotivators--something that gets under my skin and causes me to lose focus and energy on the job. Not feeling appreciated, being left out, or not sensing any team belonging are all demotivators for me.
Having an awareness of my demotivators helped me quickly offset potential frustrations and lead me to dig deeper into the situation. Why do I not feel appreciated? Is the client not aware of what all I have provided? Is it time to move on? Getting these demotivators addressed quickly helped me return to my natural, highly-productive state.
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