You have a project with a tight deadline, which is enough to stress over. But then you also have a cross-functional team of people from various departments who've never worked together before, and suddenly it's up to you to get them thinking and working together as an integrated unit.
So how do you get them to coordinate their efforts and work as a team?
We turned to the experts for tried-and-true advice — their collaboration hacks, if you will — and this is what they had to share...
How do you spot a great manager?
It’s someone who fosters a culture of productivity and excellence. Someone who’s fun to work with, and connects with their teammates on a personal level. Someone who knows how to inspire and lead their team to success.
In short, someone who makes people want to show up — and stay.
Low turnover on your team may make you feel like a successful manager. After all, if you only lose a handful of people on your team each year, you must be...
Conflict is a reality of the working world. You deal with different people every day, people with varying perspectives, opinions, and convictions. When contrasting opinions and dynamic personalities collide, expect conflict and disagreements.
As with anything in a professional setting, a little politeness goes a long way to help diffuse the situation.
But you also need to realize that there are ways to approach a conflict that can still help you reach your desired outcome.
Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart's content with other project management aficionados? The internet, of course! There’s a treasure trove of valuable information available online for anyone looking to sharpen their project management skills.
But where do you start?
We’ve compiled a list of over 80 of the very best online resources for project managers, including online training sites, podcasts, ebooks, tools and templates...
Whenever we talk with customers, there's a familiar refrain we keep hearing: "When are you going to come over and hold some Wrike training?" or "Why don't you host some sort of user conference?" We decided to put our project management skills to the test and do something about it.
Presenting: the Wrike Productivity Tour! This is a seven-stop roadshow where we bring Wrike to a city near you for a free, half-day event that promises to give you training as well as insight into the Wrike...
We blogged about habits recently: how examining your cemented routines and proceeding to shake things up if they don't make sense has a positive effect on your productivity, focus, and even creativity. It's important to occasionally reassess what we do on auto-pilot so that we trim the fat and keep only what is helpful.
Otherwise, we might end up with a tech addiction like Andrew Sullivan's, founder and writer of political blog The Dish (formerly The Daily Dish). He recently wrote a 6...