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Project managers, executive stakeholders, program managers, anyone with a PMP credential
Anyone who has supervised someone knows that the work they do may not be the most important thing to the person responsible for delivering the work. There are so many distractions today, especially when you consider that we are connected to technology nearly 24/7. Studies have shown that if we put the cell phones down and focus on one thing, the quality of work and the speed for which we can deliver quality work will increase.
Why is it that it is so hard for people to stay focused today? Is it because of the way technology can “ping” us at any time? Could it be the fact that we now are interacting more and more with a global workforce? You can probably say that it is a little bit of everything listed here and more.
As a project manager, you may want to ask people to shut everything off and stay focused on your project for things to be done successfully, but is that really realistic? What we have to do is to understand more deeply the motivations of our team and make sure that we are planning correctly for reality - sometimes that means having to tell management what that reality is.
This month we are exploring what motivates people and how that relates to team performance. We’ll discuss ideas and strategies for specific scenarios that can help you better manage expectations and increase the probability of timely performance by all team members.
- Understand what motivates your team to increase productivity
- Learn how to manage team member expectations
- Increase team performance and profitability