Use this comprehensive checklist to make sure all of your merger and acquisition dealings go smoothly.
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Wad of gum? Check! Paper clip? Check! Strand of hair? Check! If we find we’re stuck in one of those ruts--too busy to focus on the right way to do things and just winging it till fires show up that need to be fought--what do we do?
The use of the term “Mickey Mouse” is often considered a demeaning form of slang. But while there were times in the past where the Walt Disney Company vision may have faltered, its brand has persevered and become stronger--to the point where that descriptor is a badge of pride and excellence. What can you learn from that popular rodent?
Over the last few years, environmental concerns have become a normal part of doing business--and the opportunity to differentiate yourself by simply being green has disappeared. Now you stand out from the crowd if you aren’t environmentally conscious in your projects.
Leadership requires trust from the team. It can’t be earned overnight, but it can be destroyed very quickly. To maintain credibility, leaders must live up to the team’s expectations while recognizing and addressing their weaknesses.
Can meetings ever be productive? Most people would say there's not a chance. The only way to make it a possibility is with superior leadership skills. You've got that. Here's how to make it work.
So while the foremost skill set in many concrete projects is structural engineering and risk assessment, the detailed calculations of stresses to identify or address critical areas of concern, require accurate knowledge of structure-specific material properties. In these scenarios, "book" values often have little value, and even well-kept construction records may have limited applicability if the age and the service conditions have caused material property degradation. As a project manager, it is critical to know when a detailed materials evaluation is necessary, and how to increase the confidence in the engineering basis of repair/replace decisions to maximize the value received with limited budgets. Real world examples will be presented to demonstrate the important role of material properties in concrete engineering assessments and repair projects
What happens after you implement your Communication Plan? Wishing won't make it successful, but monitoring in a specific way can give you the control you have always desired.