As project managers, we have to pull information that is both broad and deep out of our constituents. We can’t expect them to “push” information to us proactively and package it the way we want. Here are seven ways to minimize your burden of information “pull” when working with stakeholders.
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We live in a media-rich environment dominated by videos, pumping music and entertaining dance moves, so gaining attention for our communications these days is extremely difficult. Project managers need to up their game to get noticed.
What many hoped would be a field of dreams in a local community turned into a field of reams after backlash from the public due to poor communications. How can you turn this foul ball of a public sector project into a home run?
How can you optimize communication with stakeholders during a project? From building consensus to effective messaging to diffusing conflict, here are six skills every leader must exhibit.
With distributed teams now common, the ability of the project manager to maintain strong communication links with all team members—at all times—is critical. Are you keeping the pulse of your project’s players? Here's a reminder to say "hey"...even if you don't think you need to.
Question: While the way we exchange information in meetings is important, are there guidelines and examples of ways to have people work together if they are not in IT—or in a cubicle? Some manufacturing workplaces are loud and action packed and need creative ways to exchange data and ideas. Can you help me?
Project managers are increasingly becoming stakeholders in the achievement of business outcomes for their projects—and being exposed to more business leaders. How can they effectively communicate with those leaders in a number of different ways?
From World War II to the world of gaming, communication errors have led to company problems and tragedies. You'll be better positioned to communicate more effectively if you can learn from these four anti-examples.
It is easy to say that communication is important, but it’s incredibly hard to do it well...and consistently. There are a number of reasons for this—not the least of which is that what constitutes effective communication is in the eye of the beholder.
Communication problems make solving performance problems more difficult. Know when to stop a root cause analysis to identify and deal with special individual communication issues. These five tips can help.