Our fluency in conveying our messages affects the fluidity of the messages’ transmissions, and thus the effectiveness of their intentions. Learning the relationships between factors, approaches, impacts, and the effects of communication can help to improve our communication and correspondence skills in listening, writing, and conversation.
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There are many ways a project can fail, but it's how the project manager handles the failing project that will make a big difference in how the failure impacts the people and organizations involved. Are you going to make this easy or hard?
Positive energy, an important predictor of organizational success, is often overlooked or poorly represented. Evidence has shown that positive-charged project leaders create high performance within the organization. Enact these suggestions to promote positive energy in your projects.
Project leaders should seek feedback from their teams, and soon they'll be seeking it from you. When it's done with positive intentions, the full potential of teams can be unleashed, and projects prosper.
When you need to hire, how do you ensure that you get the right person? This two-part article explores some of those challenges and ways to work around them. In Part 1, we focus on the lead-up to interviews--a process that is often not given the attention it needs.
We've already explored the work necessary to prepare criteria to measure applicants against. In Part 2, we look at the interview and selection process--and consider the steps necessary to maximize your chances of making the right hire.
Far from a waste of time, humanitarian team activities can improve worker engagement—and thus increase project team performance. Choosing the appropriate tactics will allow you and your team to reap unexpected productivity benefits.
What does it take to have a well-oiled, cohesive, smooth running, self-motivating project team? One that seems to effortlessly accomplish tasks and where no one is complaining or stepping on any toes in the process? Here are five key components these teams have in common.
There are certain strategies and actions that the PM may take when managing a virtual team in order to make it more productive. These strategies will also increase the likelihood for a successful project implementation--and hopefully a very satisfied customer post-deployment.
Career development and training go hand in hand with mentoring. If you can find a few good mentors in your career, you’ll be much better off than having to experience the pitfalls of the work world all alone. This writer has been fortunate to have several formal and informal mentors help him along the way, and here he shares the top five bits of career advice that he still keeps fresh in his mind.