Why is everyone so scared of saying "no"? While some may see it as a sign of defiance or challenge, the answer is often in your best interests. Here we explore a simple yet serious communication conflict.
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IT departments — and project teams in general — need to build a more collaborative, two-way relationship with the business side of their organizations, serving as an advisor and strategic partner. Sometimes that means knowing when to say “no” in order to prioritize needs, align work, and innovate solutions.
We can’t schedule innovation, but we can schedule and fund discovery—an essential part of building products that matter. How do we make the case for discovery as the true path to innovation? Make it tangible and frame it in non-specialist language.
Some 87 percent of businesses fail to execute their strategy each year. Disconnectedness is at the heart of the problem, according to strategic execution consultant Dan Prosser, whose new book offers eight insights into why and how to fix it, from the power of conversations to the possibilities in chaos.
We need people to feel important, involved and included in every phase of the project from the beginning. The way to keep them motivated is to have an effective communication management strategy.
Economic and demographic trends are requiring project managers to prioritize certain workforce management skills to avoid replacing workers during the project. Make sure you understand these four relevant trends to help you avoid problems.
Project managers must often develop a social media policy—and make decisions about the tools that will be used to digitally communicate and share project-related content. Here is some guidance for PMs to consider when developing a social media strategy.