Every project will have its challenges. How do we deal with them? In many cases, we can actually plan for the foreseeable ones. Here we discuss how to make a plan, and review the resulting benefit of having a higher probability of getting to the goal.
- Things always get in the way of what we want,…both at home and at work.…The same holds true for collaboration.…Run through this scenario with me.…You're on a team, your team is supposed…to write a report about, I don't know,…say, a transition plan to a new file management system…for the entire company,…including your international offices.…You're all excited and energized…about the opportunity this project has…for the company, your career, your impact…on the way your department works, all kinds of things.…Then, reality hits, right?…The barriers start popping up.…
Maybe the first barrier is that you already…have other things on your plate,…and this new project is additional, not a replacement.…Then the second barrier is that your global team…has a hard time connecting given the different timezones.…By the third barrier, we've either rationalized…these barriers as reasons…for subpar results, or simply give up.…And that doesn't bode well for the team morale…or organization morale for that matter.…Planning for foreseeable barriers…
- Define “compassionate collaboration” and explain how it helps a team work more efficiently.
- Identify the potential problems with narratives.
- Recognize the core skill that a great project facilitator possesses.
- Determine the best way to address possible barriers or roadblocks to attaining the collective goal.
- Recall how often checklist compliances should be verified.