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All employees can benefit from a project management mindset. But what does that mean, exactly? A project management mindset means understanding the big picture, tracking the moving pieces, being deadline-driven, and working as a team to get the job done. HRDQ-U’s free project management webinars help all employees understand what it takes to get projects across the finish line on time and on budget.
Communication: Just as communication helps prevent conflict and sets clear expectations in general day-to-day work, it does the same when managing a project. When everybody involved has a clear sense of what’s expected, when, and how, they’re more likely to be productive and do their part. Encouraging communication every step of the way helps prevent confusion about deliverables and keeps everyone on track. From the outset, define a clear method of communicating as well as some communication ground rules.
Leadership: In both work and project management, leadership means employees take personal responsibility for their own work and success. Every team member should be aware of their deadlines and work hard to deliver their portion of the project as though it is the final project. When team members take this level of leadership over each step of the project, it’s more likely to run smoothly.
Detail & Schedule Orientation: Every task at work has a deadline, whether it’s sending notes from a meeting or launching a product. It’s also important for every person on the team to have a clear sense of accountability for their deadlines, while understanding how they affect other parts of the project. A good way to ensure deadline orientation is to lay out a clear timeline from the outset of the project and schedule regular progress check-ins to keep everything on task. Be sure to build in some extra flex days for any unforeseen complications, and keep communication open.HRDQ-U offers webinars that help improve project management skills for every employee – and deliver the latest tips and techniques on how to build productive, successful teams and exceed project goals. Get all HRDQ-U learning content. Register for instant access to webinar project management recordings!
By the end of this blog post, participants will: Experience firsthand the skills required to manage projects effectively Understand the various challenges of project management Imagine you are watching a small child with a new toy.