Psychological safety—the belief that one can communicate ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes without negative consequences—is one of the most important factors in team productivity and morale. Here are 16 ways to foster a project environment where people feel free to share their ideas, perspectives and feedback.
In celebration of International Women’s Day and in recognition of Women’s History Month, PMI recently led a diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) discussion on how women in leadership are shaping their organizational environment, building effective teams and impacting positive business results and performance.
Want to volunteer but not sure how you’ll fit it in? There’s more time in your project schedule than you think. Stop thinking about philanthropic activities as “extra” and start thinking of them as valuable team-building events.
What happens when a company is acquired by a larger entity that fails to provide adequate leadership support with the resulting loss of corporate culture? Self-inflicted wounds can be avoided with a working project management framework, proper governance and a customer-centric focus.
Managing projects that span countries and cultures brings with it its own set of challenges, not the least of which is a greater risk of failure. This article explores some of those challenges and complexities that are unique or amplified when managing global projects.
As communities re-emerge from the pandemic, how do we adapt our organizations to support our stakeholders as they transition to this new world? Using a parent teacher organization as a case study with diverse stakeholders, a structured approach can be identified with three primary components.
It's essential that PMs assess the impact a project’s process and eventual outcome will have on organizational culture and the types of resistance likely to be encountered. This is no easy task, as most organizational cultures are not overtly defined.
Nowadays, executives are called to manage strategic programs and projects that also consider sustainability. To help with this, modern management should make sure that every single project is a M.A.S.S.I.V.E. one.
With respect to the mining world, there are additional distinct challenges that impact the success of applying the three Cs (coordination, communication and collaboration), compounding the potential risk of project failure.
In the last article, we introduced some complexities of mining projects, and thoughts on how those impact the first of “The Three Cs of Success”—coordination. This article will continue to explore complications related to mining, communication and collaboration, and then end with a few suggestions on strategies that might help.
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