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

What Project Managers Can Learn from The Game of Cricket?

What Project Managers Can Learn from The Game of Cricket?

As an Indian, the cricket bug bit me early on with hours spent in games of street cricket, local club games and watching games on television with my friends. As a cricket fanatic and project management professional I can’t help but draw the parallel between the two. In this blog I hope to share my views on lessons project managers can learn from the game of cricket. Continue reading What Project Managers Can Learn from The Game of Cricket?

Dealing with Distractions at the Workplace

That the human race is battling with distractions is an understatement. A popular NYC restaurant reviewed their surveillance videos from 2004 and 2014 and found a staggering difference in the average time it takes to service a customer. Following their research, they found that the average time that a customer spent in the restaurant from start to finish in 2004 was 1 hour and 5 … Continue reading Dealing with Distractions at the Workplace

Handling Poor Performance While Increasing Team Morale

Poor project performance happens all the time, which threatens quality, budget, and team morale. When it occurs, the project manager must deal with it as quickly as possible so the issue can be addressed accordingly without losing momentum. The thing is, often the issue can be addressed. Thus the quality and the budget would not be affected, but the team morale already suffers. Continue reading Handling Poor Performance While Increasing Team Morale

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