This is a common question that strikes your mind even if you have a team of one member. Surprisingly we don’t have any definitive answer for it.
Here is our way of handling this challenge
- Always keep a positive attitude in any given situation. I had been a very positive guy but in my last project I allowed Mr Negative to get in me and it had troubled my mind and the project as well.
- Always have a non-monetary target for the team to achieve. For example learning new technology at work, inter-personal skill improvement during the work, learning better development practice. Once the team member leaves the team, they must be a better person then they were before.
- Keep an open communication while you work with the team. Make sure you have practical and clear deadlines. Even if you are chasing a moving target make sure that all stakeholders are aware about it.
- Keep a Fun team session related to non-project activity. This will help your team to understand each other personally. The team will be in a better position to accept each other strength and weakness. It can be as simple as half hour lunch in afternoon.
- Take risk along with the team. Make every one aware about the risk for the most challenging task and go for it. Since a nail biting victory will keep the momentum going within the team.