By now, it is clear that your Big Data team has a critical role to play in your business' future. You want them motivated and at their peak performance to help you drive your business towards growth. These people are unique and need different treatment to motivate them. The right people in your Big Data team will demonstrate some common behavioral traits:
They will not be bothered by organizational hierarchies, even though they will show respect for authority and structure
They will not get too excited by normal motivational incentives such as financial or positional rewards; they will be more excited by the opportunity to solve complex analytical and business problems
They might be reticent at times, but they like to share and collaborate and be generally helpful to others in the right environment
The traditional motivation theories do not work well with Big Data teams. They live by a slightly different creed. These people are precious and they know it...