One of the biggest challenges you face as a project manager is making sure all tasks are finished on time, within budget and—for those in the construction industry—safely. Task Talk puts the emphasis on duties rather than on people, and stresses how the duty is performed regardless of who is performing it.
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?
by Klaus Nielsen, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, PMP
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