Managing change is difficult because one will be confronted with resistance. That’s why it is important as a Project Manager to make sure the Project Team expects, accepts and embraces change. How do you do this?
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I can’t help but reflect on a year that seems to have rapidly disappeared in the past 12 months. Looking back, I have encountered challenges, doubts, laughters and some mistakes. Looking ahead, I am nonetheless endlessly excited…
Did you know the brain is the most magnificent organ in the human body? I didn’t. For years and years I just used it every second of the day, every day of the week, yet remained clueless.
But then something happened….
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.
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.