5 Ways to Ruin a Remote Working Role

According to a forecast of employment trends by the World Economic Forum, work flexibility, including telework, is “one of the biggest drivers of transformation” in the workplace.” A Gallup poll found that 37 percent of American workers have worked virtually in their careers, a four-fold increase since 1995. (Source: Remote.co). While companies like Yahoo, Reddit and IBM are moving away from remote working, other companies such … Continue reading 5 Ways to Ruin a Remote Working Role

Being Productive is a State of the Mind

The context of productivity has gone through a world of change in the last decade. Companies were following the traditional manufacturing through the process of measuring resource output against hours. That’s the productivity formula anyway. Today productivity means a lot more than just more done output per resource. Productivity has evolved into a more holistic concept with a focus on collaboration, process innovation, and business outcomes. Continue reading Being Productive is a State of the Mind

Seven Ways To Build A Highly Motivated Project Team

Motivation is personal. We can only evoke certain feelings in others, but they must motivate themselves. This explains why when attending a presentation by a motivational speaker, most attendees are so pumped and motivated. However, when they go home, the positive spirit suddenly plummets. Continue reading Seven Ways To Build A Highly Motivated Project Team

3 Tips for Becoming an Effective Mentor

Seasoned project managers will tell you that people always come first in the mix. They focus on honing their leadership skills and develop an ability to bring a group of diverse people to come together and work towards a common goal or purpose. Over a period of time, they are not seen just as managers anymore, but as leaders, guides and mentors. Continue reading 3 Tips for Becoming an Effective Mentor

Reducing Common Misunderstandings among Team Members

A successful project requires as smooth execution as possible with minimal misunderstandings. However, no workplace is perfect, and it is common to find misunderstandings among team members and between team members and the project manager. Before a tiny seed of misunderstanding escalates, it is a project manager’s responsibility to anticipate, avoid and mitigate them early from the beginning. Continue reading Reducing Common Misunderstandings among Team Members

Three Traits of Leadership That Cannot be Taught

We live and work in the age of machines and artificial intelligence. With automation leading the narrative at the workplace, it is important for companies to not get too caught up in it and retain the core aspects of organizational fabric, namely leadership. Some say leaders are born not trained while others believe that there are enough frameworks and systems out there to make leaders out of people. I believe it’s a mix of both. One has to have certain ingrained qualities or leadership which can be further developed through training and mentoring. Continue reading Three Traits of Leadership That Cannot be Taught

Reducing Corruption in Government Projects

Government projects are prone to corruption, even in countries where anti-corruption laws are strongly enforced. The popular definition of “corruption” is “a form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit,” while the legal definition is “an act done with intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others. … Continue reading Reducing Corruption in Government Projects