Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Pursuing a common working approach, part of Project Management Foundations: Teams.
Most project teams aren't made up of people with the same skill set.…The project teams you are likely to manage will have specialists…from a number of disciplines.…Such as plumbers, electricians, iron workers,…accountants, and information technology specialists.…Given the diverse set of skills you will encounter,…it's wise to work with your team on a few common working approaches.…I recommend looking at when and how decisions are made by team members.…Also looking at voting and decision rights,…and looking at client and sponsor consultation approaches.…
When and how decisions are made by your team members…is a crucial element for all to understand.…As a project manager, you are motivated to ensure decisions are made correctly.…However, if you make all of the decisions,…you will be in for very long days…and your team members will not feel empowered to make a difference.…Allowing decisions to be made by team members…is important when appropriate.…Keep these two primary elements in mind…when deciding to allow a team member to make project decisions.…
Along the way, discover how to negotiate for key resources, appreciate and maximize individual working styles, use emotional intelligence to add a personal approach to your management style, and resolve conflict.
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- Understanding the four key work styles
- Negotiating for your team
- Sharing a common objective
- Making team rules
- Directing the team
- Solving team conflicts<br><br>
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