I'm working on a part-time unpaid startup now and everyone seems to be full of energy at the start. However as we go along, everyone seems to start losing grip and considering it as one of their ordinary day jobs.
Considering it's part-time and unpaid, folks get burned out and they no longer want to sacrifice their personal lives. I know that such setup is very difficult to work, anyhow, what are your tips for keeping the folks motivated, engaged and consistent in terms of delivery?
Been in this situation a few times, here's what I've learned.
I agree with Ryan.
I will stress on these two items - all centered around SETTING the right EXPECTATIONS.
This will keep the team going! Other things that Ryan mentions - team gatherings etc are good as well - but may not be possible sometimes or with some members given location and all.
Keep it going! It can be done!