as per alfie kohn.
1) imagine the way things look to the people doing the work and acknowledge candidly that it may not seem especially interesting.
2) offer a meaningful rationale for doing it anyway, pointing, perhaps, to the long-term benefits it offers or the way it contributes to some larger goal.
(in our house this sounds like: i know you hate it but on the off chance you may someday want to learn torah, i want you to know how to translate it)
3) give the individual as much control as possible over how the work gets done.
(working on that...)