Communication is the reason why conflicts may occur, why professional relationships are healthy or not and why business gets done each day efficiently or not. Communication is therefore among the more important factors for success in project management. It is the fuel that keeps the project running smoothly.
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When I was in high school I used to spend most of my Tuesday evenings at my grandfather’s place. We played cards, drank lots and lots of lemonade, ate the best fries of the world and most of all; we cared for his pigeons. If you ever cleaned out a pigeonry, you undoubtedly know that it’s smelly and boring work. Not really a teenager’s favourite. However, one day he told me something I will probably never forget. He taught me how to hatch pigeon eggs. Here is what I remember...
The idea of a Project Manager running a construction project without an up-to-date schedule sounds unlikely in today’s business world. But in reality, it is a common event...
Just a few weeks ago I was at an interesting lecture on disruptive innovations. And as one can expect, the evening ended with a classic ‘networking moment’. So I ended up standing at a bar table with complete strangers exchanging names and job titles. I genuinely don’t like that part of such evenings, but I once read that it is considered polite to stay for at least 45 minutes. But just when I approached the socially acceptable time limit and I could leave, I met Richard.
These are turbulent times in the business world. Everything seems to go digital, each company needs more flexibility and everyone’s just on the tip of their feet to spot the next trend. In this new economy the average lifespan of a top 500 S&P company is plummeting*, making the ability to transform your own business more and more important each day. By following the five steps described below you’re fully geared to make your business transformation a successful one! (explained through Airbnb)
Continuous personal development is more important than ever, nowadays you can and should never stop learning. So when you’re trying to convince your employer to support your training, you need to focus on some key aspects. Look for the right timing. Show the benefits for the organisation. And even more importantly, show your own dedication.
To drive and understand change, you should ask yourself three questions... Why is change hard? Why is change in a group even harder? What do I need to do to really grasp the concept of change?
And why you should outsource them.
It’s no secret that construction projects have the notorious reputation of missing timing, budget and scope targets. And in the end, the building owner is always left to deal with the budget overrun. How about avoiding unnecessary stress and financial hangovers?