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Acknowledge Members of the Project Team

While it is important for project managers to recognize the efforts of the project team as a whole, there are times when they should also acknowledge the efforts of individuals on the team.

When an individual team member stands out in some way – whether by pitching in to help another team member, managing a […]

Three Ways to Successfully Wrap up the Work Team’s Efforts

When the effort of the work team is over; take these three steps to wrap up the work they have done:

Collaborate with the team to develop the final report on the team’s results. Include information on the original goals of the team, summarize their accomplishments, summarize the research/data collected and analyzed, include the conclusions […]

Helping a New Member of the Team Adapt

3 Key Ways

When someone new joins the team – whether a department, workgroup or a project team – it is important to help them adapt as quickly as possible in order to get them up to speed and become productive on the team.

Consider these three simple ways to help a new team member […]

Managing Projects

What if the team starts off pessimistic about the project?

Most team members are excited about working on a new project, even if a bit apprehensive. Generally they are excited about the possibilities and start off optimistic. It may certainly be “uninformed optimism” since they may not know enough about what the project entails just […]

A Mini Case Study: Team Problems - Part 2

Read Part 1 of the mini case study.

The team does not seem to understand, nor value, teamwork or the benefit of being on a team. Likely, team building did not take place early on in the initiative. It is just as likely that the team did not spend time collaborating on how they will […]