Motivating individuals as a Manager is ‘part art and part science’.
The art part are the psychological factors around relationships and buy-in from a team member. Motivation here is more freestyling in empowering individuals through autonomy, mastery and purpose discussed previously in my blog Are you a Type X or Type Y Manager and why it matters?
The science part is the framework within the team member and Manager work throughout the project. This is more structured and includes objectives, scope, timelines and deliverables. Motivation here is influenced by concise outcomes, not on how to achieve but on what and when we do it.