These are common challenges on video conferences with more than five to 10 parties, and good facilitation can have a huge impact in these areas. Here are some approaches for running effective and inclusive video conferences.
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Researchers have found that interpersonal conflict is an important occupational stressor with far-reaching organizational consequences resulting in abysmal project results. Project leaders will have to spend a substantial amount of time and effort to address interpersonal hurricanes in their march toward project success.
The soft skills acquired by a PM can drive the success of a project. In this article, we focus on one key component of these soft skills: meeting management. Gear your meetings toward success by adhering to these do’s and don’ts—and utilize choice phrasing to make hosting your meeting a breeze.
In the last weeks, every project has effectively become distributed. While travel has almost completely ground to a halt, the way all teams operate has mirrored remote teams almost perfectly—which will forever shift the way we work moving forward.
Using web conferencing for a remote workforce is nothing new. What is new is that increasingly more and more people are jumping onto it these days—and sometimes don’t know what they are getting themselves into.
Panic-fueled activities are unlikely to help yourself or others. Worse, panic can paralyze us from taking action of any kind. To help you become more proactive in this age of COVID-19, let's look at a few ways project managers can choose to keep moving.
Virtual teams allow project managers to build ideal teams without many of the constraints they would otherwise face. For employees, they allow flexibility and freedom to achieve an optimal work-life balance. But they also come with challenges...
Even before COVID-19, the benefits of virtual teams and work-from-home arrangements have long been apparent. With the future of work likely to change because of the pandemic, it's time to embrace these benefits and focus on strengthening communication.
Adjusting to a remote way of working requires a change in how people think about work. How can we keep a sense of collaboration when working remotely? And how do we lead a team remotely when that team was always intended to be collocated?
There’s nothing normal about crisis management. But there are some behavioral norms that we have to remember, and that starts—and finishes—with the people.