If the pressures of the job increase and become the norm, it can be easy for project managers to become insensitive to mental wellness issues that could be manifesting in their team—and themselves. It doesn't have to be this way.
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Question: Our new diversification program involves not only including all ethnocentricities and gender identifications, but people of multiple ages. How am I supposed to effectively manage a team with so many different (and potentially opposing) approaches to working on my projects?
Mental health awareness has come a long way over the past 20 years, but several indicators show mental health difficulties are widespread and costly. In what ways can we approach mental health as a project manager?
Healthy, positive stress helps us be more productive. But when it starts to turn negative, the wheels can come off of our projects—and our wellbeing. It’s up to project managers to recognize when that’s happening.
Many organizations assign their smallest projects to new project managers. That has advantages...but also limitations.
How can you approach the topic of resource management today in order to both execute delivery initiatives—as well as not bury people to the point where both delivery and essential “day job” duties are at risk?
After decades of co-location followed by three years of being mostly remote, many project teams are now working in both environments. It’s a hybrid approach with benefits but also risks, and team leaders must be alert to issues of fairness, inclusion and proximity bias.
Poorly managed or overly ambitious projects can lead to employee burnout and disengagement, threatening productivity and morale. If you want to increase engagement in your projects, follow these five steps.
How do you attract talent to your organization, and how do you cultivate and retain the talent you have? Building a compelling company culture that emphasizes values, vision, purpose and openness is fundamental. Here are some steps, from recognition to mentorship.
To build a successful team, you must avoid behaviors that can erode trust. Are you guilty of hubris, indecision, or anything in between? Here we look at seven of these bad habits—and their antidotes.