Managing a team has many challenges, two of which are the issues of accountability and finger-pointing. Accountability itself is often confused with responsibility. Here is a simple difference between the two terms. A person who is responsible is the one who completes a task, while a person who is accountable is the one who must answer to the authority. Therefore, when someone completes a task, he or she is considered “responsible.” However, he or she might not be the person who is accountable, because the accountable person is the one who must respond to the authority. In a project, the ultimate authority is the sponsor. Depending on the task, the authority to whom an accountable person must answer to varies. For certain individuals, being accountable can be something new and frightening, which would very well lead to finger-pointing. A good project manager acknowledges the possibility of such happening and will do the best he or she can to ensure accountability is well respected in every task. Continue reading 4 Effective Ways To Increase Accountability And Reduce Finger Pointing In A Team
Isn’t it lovely to hear work-life balance examples such as that of Tamara Budz, the founder of Silver Shade Group? Her idea of maintaining an equilibrium between work and life is ensuring that she eats with her family. Or take, for instance, the founder of ReputationManagement.com, Bill Fish. He strictly divides his work and family time. Bill doesn’t cross the divide until his kids head … Continue reading Project Management Principles to Improve Work, Life, and your Mental Health – Guest Post by Alycia Gordan
Productivity is a state of mind, but if you can’t get into that mindset then you can go days, weeks, or even months without making significant progress.
You might get a decent amount of work done overall using this ebb-and-flow model, but that pales in comparison to keeping a consistent level of productivity and motivation. That’s where this article comes in. Continue reading How to Stay Motivated All Day Every Day – Guest Post by Benjamin Brandall
Working for eight straight hours is almost impossible, especially with all the distractions available to us nowadays. For example, taking a quick break from a pile of paperwork could easily lead to hours of scrolling on your phone looking at nonsensical stuff. But aside from actual non-work-related elements, there are other productivity killers in the workplace. Some of these are even considered work-related or work-essential … Continue reading Productivity Killers and How to Avoid Them – Guest Post
By the End of 2018, at Least 40% of Organizations Will Have a Fully Staffed Digital Leadership Team Versus a Single DX Executive Lead to Accelerate Enterprise-wide DX Initiatives. (Source: IDC) With enterprises looking to accelerate their digital transformation journeys, the pace of change could be unsettling for organizations. Organizational culture can be seen both as a proponent and as a by-product of change. This … Continue reading 3 Key Drivers of Organizational Culture in the Age of Digital Transformation
I recently heard about an incident from a friend. He works in a mid-sized services company and on a Thursday evening, the fire alarm went off suddenly. The whole floor was scampering to get out of the office. As employees were making their way out of all possible exits, he noticed the CEO running into the office. He was surprised to see him go in … Continue reading 5 Inspiring Leadership Lessons from Legendary Leaders
The average working adult spends over 90000 hours at work over a lifetime (Source: Happiness at Work, Psychology Today). If you relate that number to your adult working life, it’s a huge chunk of your time spent awake. Isn’t is then absolutely crucial for us to derive happiness out of this time? I believe with conscious effort and some healthy practices, it is very much … Continue reading How to have a good day at work