How are you? And I mean really how are you? I for one feel like the past couple of years have brought on tons of reflection. And I know I’m not the only one. Have you been thinking, dreaming and scheming about what you want your ‘normal’ to look like? We’ve been talking about a
I was talking to a leader recently, and she stopped me with an epiphany: I’m just basically doing their job for them. I keep asking them how they are doing, but the reality is I need to ask them to bring things back to me when they are done. You see, she was doing all
I think it’s fair to say that the last year or so has turned our idea of how we work on its head. Things many of us thought were impossible are now the norm. But structured and flexible work approaches will continue to exist because they’re both necessary; what we know is that each type suits
Stay connectedIt may seem like overkill to say that to manage performance well you need to stay well connected, accessible and check in with your staff often about how they’re tracking. But it’s quite the opposite. It’s essential to supporting an engaged team that feels valued and performs well. Schedule regular check-insAs well as being
James trained as a builder and worked on large construction projects for years. In his mid-30s, with two young children and a sore back, James decided he needed to change his role. When a Project Management role was advertised within the company he worked for, James applied and was successful. Two years later I caught up with him and he spent an hour telling me how hard his job was. It wasn’t the technical aspects of the role but managing his team, working with his peers and communicating with his bosses.
It is a common story; people (usually men) who no longer want to work ‘on the tools’ in the construction or mining industry put up their hands to be Project Managers. They are given a team and a project and sent forth to prosper. With an increasing number of infrastructure and construction projects getting the green light, the demand for Project and Programme Managers is growing.