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4 Key Steps to Motivate Employees to Finish Work Projects With the right communication skills, missed deadlines will be a thing of the past.

By John Boitnott Edited by Jessica Thomas

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I remember the days when I used to think that a strong vision and speaking with confidence would be enough to motivate my employees to accomplish anything. I also remember the days that followed, when my team's work might be delayed or finally turned in at subpar quality. At the end of the day, the responsibility fell on me.

A 2018 study by The Economist Intelligence Unit found that 44 percent of senior executives, managers and junior staff believed poor workplace communication caused project delays and failures.

That's a serious problem, but it's one that can be solved. Here are four steps you can take to improve your communication and motivate employees to complete their projects on time.

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