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

4 Effective Ways to Optimize Workload among Project Teams

Handling workload is both an art and science. A good project manager understands this well. Assigning too many tasks would overwhelm and overwork team members while assigning too little is a waste of time and resources. Ensuring a good balance is key to good team member morale and project success. Continue reading 4 Effective Ways to Optimize Workload among Project Teams

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