Our last two blogs dealt with two dangers of managing projects: individual human capacity, and work styles and personalities. Today’s blog is on the third danger: the technology and applications used to communicate and manage the project. More specifically, finding the right technology and application. Here is our advice and perspective from our team’s real-world experience and education.
Leaders and Teams
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.
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?
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.
Did you know that businesses using strategic plans are 12% more profitable? A strategic plan is a management tool that keeps everyone and everything (energy, resources, time, etc.) moving in the same direction. Through a strategic plan, companies also see improved control over costs, increased foresight, improved operational performance, increased transparency and insight into the business, and a sense of shared purpose
Team performance affects an organization’s productivity, morale, and the overall quality of its product or service. When there is conflict, there is the potential to inhibit teamwork, which can delay projects, result in cost overruns, or decrease the effectiveness of the work. Successful teams make a considerable contribution to organizational productivity and efficiency. This month’s Blog is about how Success Trek worked with a client to uncover the root cause of performance roadblocks and identified ways to move past them.
Sure, that desk may look like that of an efficient multitasker. However, its what you do not see that is the problem! In the business world, employees often wear multiple hats. Their to-do lists are long, the days are short, and projects pile up. Factor in their home and social lives, and it is easy to see why multitasking is utilized. It is not uncommon to see an employee on their phone and computer, all while maintaining a conversation…