Art works because of structure, process and honesty. If we want our projects to truly deliver results that we care about, we should take lessons from the world of the arts and apply them to our own projects and organizations.
Many aspects of project management appear tedious and boring. Creating visual scenarios transforms your project into a memorable adventure that has lasting impact—and creates stronger bonds among team members. Here are five story vision examples to use in your next project.
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?
Successful program managers create an atmosphere where team members aren’t afraid if they fail early and adjust. In return, they expect transparency, honesty, loyalty, engagement and alignment on objectives. By encouraging input from everyone, they bring out the best in their teams.
Monitoring a real-time skills inventory of your organization is critical for staying on top of your organization’s current and projected skills needs. It takes more than a compilation of old resumes or outdated competencies. These eight empathy habits can help.
If startups move like jet skiers, large organizations move like supertankers—they require time to change direction. In today’s world that’s a problem. Can big entities adjust and adapt faster? Can they truly embody organizational agility?
High-pressure environments often stoke anxiety on both the individual and team level. Project leaders must be alert to the ways this unease can poison team collaboration, including siloed behaviors, risk-aversity and rigid thinking.
How do we ensure that project managers can be empowered to drive the decisions that organizations need—while still being supported by those organizations? And how can that be achieved in an environment where leaders can drive overall strategy without having to be involved in every key decision?