As a manager of a mid-sized team, I am looking to develop a plan that will help in increasing employee motivation. The team has been underperforming recently and I believe that lack of motivation might be a contributing factor. * Current Team Size: [Provide the number of team members] * Employee Morale Level: [Describe the current morale level of your team] * Specific Challenges: [Discuss any specific challenges you are facing in motivating your team] Task Requirements: 1. Understand the current state of the team, including size, morale level, and specific challenges in motivation. 2. Research and develop a comprehensive plan to increase employee motivation. 3. The plan should include both short-term and long-term strategies. 4. Ensure the plan: * Is tailored to the specifics of the requester's team * Includes clear, actionable steps * Provides metrics or indicators to monitor progress Best Practices Checklist: * The plan should be tailored to the specifics of the requester's team. * The plan should include clear, actionable steps. * The plan should provide metrics or indicators to monitor progress. Deliverable: Provide a comprehensive plan for increasing employee motivation that is tailored to the requester's team, includes clear, actionable steps, and provides metrics or indicators to monitor progress. Format the content in markdown.