How can employees make better decisions at work?
According The 2015 Pulse of the Profession on Capturing the Value of Project Management Through Decision Making, decision-making remains a vital part of the workplace environment.
The report found that 79 percent more projects meet original goals and business intent when formal, sound decision-making is implemented in the process. During the process of managing and creating business ventures, their success often lies in their beginning and how plans are carried out.
Projects can fail for a range of reasons, including ineffective communication, poor management and delegation, as well as disengaged employees. Research has shown that disengaged employees often make poor decisions, and contribute unsuccessful opinions or ideas to the overall project. The report found that nearly one half of unsuccessful projects are impacted by this kind of reasoning.
What are some other factors that may be holding leaders and employees back from great decision-making? Continue reading
A positive mindset can go a long way in a management leadership position.
What makes a great leader? There are many traits a great leader can and should possess, but which is the most important? The answer will vary greatly depending on who is asked and in what context, but recent research is pointing to an idea many have believed all along: positivity.
The work week can be grueling at times, but with the right attitude and leadership on your side, the day doesn’t have to end badly. Continue reading
Interpersonal skills are a crucial piece of communication in a business.
As human interaction wanes due to the excessive use of social media, changing job role expectations and more automated processes, interpersonal skills are at risk of extinction, but remain as crucial as ever.
The more time workers spend behind screens communicating with other workers and customers, the more they lose the ability to interact on a face-to-face level, according to Geoff Colvin, author of “Humans Are Underrated”.
Although it may seem as if interpersonal skills are being lost in the shuffle of this automated change, this could not be further from the truth. Communication skills in a business remain one of the most important parts of its success. Continue reading