To accomplish things successfully, a project manager should gather right people having appropriate competencies to form a team. Effective leaders have a clear vision of what is expected at the end and how things are to be achieved and thus can easily pick suitable candidates with complementing skills.
“Participants in the study estimated they wasted about 40 minutes of productivity each day trying to interpret unclear or confusing directions.”
When a team is working to accomplish the same goal, it is important for all to stay on the same page, so that everyone in the team knows what, when and how things are moving forward. Lack of coordination can lead to issues and thus hampers the work.
“Poor communication has been found as the primary cause of project failure in a survey conducted by the Computing Technology Industry Association of 1,000 computer professionals.”
A lot many times, people tend to assume that they have communicated information to others, while in reality it might haven't happened. One should make sure that the message reaches its ultimate destination. While oral communication might not be enough to convey the information correctly, written modes of communication can fulfill the purpose better.
An astounding 97% of organizations believe project management is critical to business performance and organizational success.
Managing a project by applying fundamentals of project management i.e. plan, develop, monitor and deliver certainly makes work more organized, clear and timely. Moreover, working in a systematic manner increases the chances of delivering the project successfully. An unplanned project will always be prone to failure.
“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”
When two or more people are trying to achieve a common goal, success depends upon who does it with the right vision. What you think is hard to be done might be easily done by someone else. When dealing with projects, don’t pre-assume things to be impossible by yourself, let your team members lay their hands on it.
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