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The Most Difficult Part of Pulling Together the Project Team

Project Team

Responses to a Poll Question and a Client Story

A poll question1 asked of 700 project managers, project team leads, and program directors regarding their opinion of the most difficult part of pulling together a project team, delivered the following responses:

Option

Number of Responses

Finding the right internal resources (mix of skills, availability)

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You have to be Professional in the Office

Mini Case Study:

It isn’t necessary to personally like every person you work with, but you must be professional with everyone in the office at all times and function as a member of the team. Consider this situation…

Jessica leads a team of five in the accounting department of a national organization. About six months […]

Increase the Success of Your Virtual Teams

Challenges Managing Virtual Teams

Many of today’s teams include virtual or remote members. In fact, in today’s global environment, we may be leading teams that have very few, if any, co-located members. While all teams need to have structure, it is especially important to ensure there are processes and structure in place for virtual teams in order to ensure […]

6 Ways to Get to Know New Team Members

Team Building

We can get new team members better acclimated to the group and to the work of the group’s initiative when we take the time to get to know them and understand what’s important to them. Additionally, by getting to know them, we begin to establish a strong working relationship as well as build trust with […]

Tips to Improve Teamwork across Cultural Boundaries

Teamwork

Most of the teams you will work on will involve virtual team members. And in many cases they will come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Consider these best practice steps to improve teamwork that involves working with team members across cultural boundaries:

Communicate in a variety of ways (verbal and written)

Communicating in a […]