If you want to clobber someone–or yourself–for unexplained delays in action, make sure the behavior isn’t actually beneficial. Maybe the inactivity is for good reason. Learn how to recognize good procrastination and act accordingly.
If you are working on an assignment that calls for creativity, then building a period of inactivity into the workflow is not only unavoidable, it is desirable. But, make sure to pause at the “right” time and make good use of your downtime to be successful.
When you face an important deadline on a project, the last thing you need is unnecessary delays. This article identifies effective techniques for avoiding procrastination so you can keep a project on track.
Whether you are in the throws of a team brainstorming session or contemplating the solution to a problem all by yourself, you want to generate as many quality ideas as possible. But, what if you are stuck? Try out these suggestions designed to inspire creativity in problem solving situations.
Would you devote 15 minutes of your next meeting to an exercise or game if it would make your team more innovative? The group creativity exercises in this article won’t take much time…but the lessons learned will have a long-lasting impact.
If your creative skills are not developed, then it’s more difficult to generate new ideas, solve problems and bring about change. Download the free action plan that helps you build a creative foundation that will benefit your next project and just about everything else you do.
Understanding what creativity means to a project manager is critical to success in a competitive, resource-constrained society that is often resistant to change. Incorporate this important skill in 10 key areas of your next project.
A solid understanding of project manager duties is important if you are taking the helm of a project for the first time, hiring someone for a job or an experienced PM. Use the detailed information provided in this article to frame expectations or create a comprehensive job description.
Can a group icebreaker game really improve team communication? Yes — if you select the right one. These activities are associated with common communication problems, and each one is presented along with tips for a successful outcome.
Problems occur in every business. Successful businesses will swiftly and effectively implement required changes to overcome issues. Customize the sample corrective action plan in this article when faced with a challenge on your next project.
Don’t limit your use of mind mapping to complex project plans using sophisticated software. This powerful tool has many other uses in project management. Use the mind map template in this article when you need a quick schematic.
An email using the proper business conventions gets results. A less than proper email will reflect negatively on you and your project. Use these email etiquette rules to make sure every time you hit the “send” button you are noticed for the right reasons.
When a goal is specific and measurable or just plain SMART, then it is more likely to be achieved. But, following this advice can be difficult. Sometimes it is helpful to critique someone else’s goals in an effort to hone your own goal-making skills. Review some examples of SMART goals below.
If you are having a hard time making your goal specific and measurable, then download the attached SMART Goals Worksheet. This article will step you through the process of creating a SMART goal for yourself or a team and review the powerful benefits of setting a goal in the first place.