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Managing A Project Minefield – Workstyles & Personalities

Our last Blog outlined the dangers associated with managing projects and focused on individual human capacity. This month, we explore how work styles and personalities impact a project.

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Managing A Project Minefield – Human Capacity

In a perfect world, projects would be implemented without risk or challenges. In reality, maneuvering through projects is often like a minefield. Work styles and personalities of those involved, the technology and applications used to manage and communicate, and individual human capacity are all possible dangers.

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Pivot 2 Virtual

Success Trek understands pain points through our own experiences. In this article, we share our challenges in navigating the pivot to virtual, and some tips that worked for us.

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Project Management Workshop

In our Blog Ready… Set… Project Management!, we looked at some of the challenges that influence whether a project succeeds or fails. Challenges increase when you have multiple projects involving various team members and other departments. How do you manage all the moving pieces and ensure everyone is accountable for their responsibilities?

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Implementation Support Retrospective: Look Before You Leap

When your company is working through change, sometimes the best perspective is an outside perspective. Our Implementation Support service offers an unbiased view to help your team move through change by identifying and overcoming barriers during a transition or project’s implementation phase.

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New Growth, New Systems, What Now?

Take one growing business, a new inventory management system, and the need to hire and train new employees; what do you get? Possible disaster!

Read how our work with a client helped them identify obstacles and successfully navigate through them.

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Training Materials: Why Subject Matter Experts Matter

How can you onboard new employees quickly, optimize efficiency, and support knowledge transfer and retention? By creating Training Materials that include mapping workflows, documenting job tasks, and detailing work instructions.

A crucial partner to this process is the Subject Matter Expert (SME). As the name implies, they know the tasks needed to do a job and how to get them done.

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Process Documentation

Who does what when? Whether it’s a short-term project, organizing workflow across departments, or streamlining operations throughout an entire organization, documenting who, what, when, and how can increase your success dramatically.
Documenting how people work can improve your Business Operation by creating teachable and repeatable processes so that you can onboard new employees quickly, optimize efficiency, and support knowledge transfer and retention. Read how our work with a client allowed them to meet deadlines, create efficiencies, improve communication, and more.

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Structuring & Preparing for the Future

Smart, successful businesses are also supportive businesses, giving back to local nonprofit organizations, usually in the form of funding focused on building and expanding programs. Investing in the organization’s core infrastructure, organizational growth, and leadership development may not seem as impressive as your company name on a building but affords a much more significant impact. By looking at the organization’s needs differently, we can find more ways to sustain these vital community resources.

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The Talent Selection Process

Turnover of key players is inevitable. Developing a succession plan before – not after losing a critical team member will reduce the successor selection process, gaps in productivity and leadership, and maintain your organization’s momentum.

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The Art of Feedback

Feedback is a vital business communication skill. It is a two-way process of giving it efficiently and receiving it constructively. Giving and receiving feedback is key to engaging people and keeping them on track and serves as a robust tool for creating a healthy environment, boosting productivity and engagement, and achieving better results.

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Keep Your Strategic Plan Alive

What worked for you a year ago may not work now and that can affect your objectives or goals. In our recent article, The Benefits of Strategic & Tactical Planning, we touched on what a strategic plan is and its benefits. In addition to “working” the plan, it must be regularly reviewed and updated. Your strategic plan should be reviewed annually at the very least.

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