Successful projects remain successful by rewarding behaviours that lead to success
Successful projects remain successful by rewarding behaviours that lead to success. Establish lavish rewards for individuals contributing to successful make-or-break projects. The entire team (social unit) should receive comparable rewards, to avoid de-motivating individuals who might assess their value by their salary relative to their peers. "Very special" individuals might receive exceptional awards that are tied les strongly to team performance.
It is notoriously difficult to establish precisely how much individuals contributed toward the success of a team. Some people act to tie the team together into a coherent whole, without making noticeable significant individual contributions toward progress (see PublicCharacter). Yet individual significant contributions should also be recognised and rewarded. So reward the team as a whole and also reward outstanding individuals.