I am personally motivated by seeing progress as I achieve it. That’s why I think it would be great to include a progress bar or “To-do meter” as I’ve heard it called, that can measure on timeframes - not just projects!
Maybe something that is omnipresent on the page or “my tasks” list?
Basically it would work like this:
By default, every task is the same unit size. If a custom field is set for an hourly integer, however, it can be arranged to fill up per the assigned value of the task.
Then, one could have a daily meter, a weekly meter, and a monthly meter to see if they are on track to complete their tasks or if they are way behind!
Great for resource management, excellent for personal motivation.