The use of the term “Mickey Mouse” is often considered a demeaning form of slang. But while there were times in the past where the Walt Disney Company vision may have faltered, its brand has persevered and become stronger--to the point where that descriptor is a badge of pride and excellence. What can you learn from that popular rodent?
Team morale can be a fragile thing, but its absence is guaranteed failure. As project managers, how do we maintain morale in our teams? It’s a vital part of the job, but it is no easy feat at a time when resources are tired, frustrated, concerned for their own future and fed up of hearing the same old stuff about how important they are to the success of the project.
Distinguish yourself by fostering inclusion to maintain project team productivity. Start by building from organizational policies and training—then apply that guidance to team and individual interactions.
Adjusting to a remote way of working requires a change in how people think about work. How can we keep a sense of collaboration when working remotely? And how do we lead a team remotely when that team was always intended to be collocated?
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.
Meetings don’t have to be something people dread — at least not your meetings. By implementing these 10 tips, you will facilitate more productive and actionable meetings. And rather than being viewed as time wasters, they will actually get things done.
The author offers a roadmap to collaborative success. It starts with creating a project-team framework and includes assessing tools and technology needs, creating team champions, involving stakeholders, and rewarding top performance.
Meetings are often viewed as "business as usual," with stakeholders dreading each occurrence and calendar invitation. Adopting a project management mindset will propel meetings to the next level by treating each meeting as its own project, enabling you to plan proactively, execute effectively, adjust accordingly and close meaningfully.