One of the most important traits that a project manager working in the translation industry can have is a skill in dealing with people--the translation industry is at its core highly personal and highly human. This is one reason why a translation project manager should have a good grasp particularly on planning for, obtaining, developing and managing human resources.
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In the knowledge economy, working extensive hours is sometimes equated to dedication, loyalty and even productivity. But while dedication, motivation and personal drive can carry the day at first, that doesn’t last. Sustained extended hours of work end up diminishing production and discouraging creativity.
Looking for high-impact statements when you only have 30 seconds to demonstrate the value of project management--and present yourself in the best possible light? What would your elevator pitch be? In our concluding installment, we look at examples of a project manager’s value pitch.
When engaging in a change effort, it is important to focus not on outputs but on outcomes. The difference is sometimes subtle for people, but the biggest difference is that outputs are usually activity-based, where outcomes are behavior-based. Here we look at some behavior modification frameworks.
One of the knowledge areas that requires more involvement from the project manager in order to maintain alignment with project scope is project human resource management. The following five strategies are focused in this area, with the goal of providing you with a best-practice approach to help manage project team conflict and drive results-oriented solutions that help maintain alignment with project scope.
Most organizations fail to harness all of the skills, abilities and talents of the individuals they have to achieve greater performance as a collective. And that is painful for the organization and the individual. How can we better harness the passions and the talents of our individuals to better achieve the collective’s ability to generate revenue and profits?
Early on in the career of a project manager, there are things known, things that are unknown and things that he or she doesn’t know they don’t know. And therein lies the dilemma of estimating. There is no perfect estimate, and this is where the foundational techniques of estimating bridge the existing estimating gap that exists between senior leadership and the project manager.
All project managers have physical, mental and emotional limitations. Yet not everyone recognizes that. The net effect is a collective belief system that project managers have no known physical, mental or emotional limitations. This belief can, when not corrected, lead to the self-fulfilling prophecy called burnout. How can we combat this?
What happens when a project manager faces team attrition? This article covers three strategies that can be applied during project planning, executing and controlling within the project human resources management and project risk management knowledge areas.
Bullying can be as harmful to business profits, productivity, and workplace harmony as it is in other areas of society. Despite this, the majority of organizations throughout the world remain ineffective or unmotivated to prevent or confront workplace bullying. Perhaps the answer is to focus on profits, financial incentives, and ROI. Ending bullying is just plain good for business.