Or how agile thinking can help divide things down into bite-sized chunks and limit risks

If you look up the term ‘digitalisation’ on Google, you will get 5 million hits. A great many of this number will be offers to attend conferences or will claim to provide the perfect solution for your company. Digitalisation is all the rage.

But this is no passing fashion. Digitalisation has been a factor in the corporate world since the dawn of the IT age. What’s different today is how it has spread to every stratum in an organisation. 

Technological adva...

How to avoid being slowed down by resistance to change.

"She believed she could, so she did.” - R. S. Grey

Successfully bringing a project to fruition often means overcoming resistance and helping your team to see things in a different light. It means not giving up when facing doubt. Uncertainty is normal in a project and will help you pinpoint the challenges which you must rise above.

I sincerely believe that one success factor in project management is not being stopped in one’s tracks by remarks such as “Sounds nice in theory, but it won’t w...

Instead of scrutinising the past, we should regularly identify avenues for improvement and apply them quickly.

Those who study project management become quickly aware of the importance of lessons learned. Considerable emphasis is placed on the possibility for a company to learn from its mistakes so that it manages projects better in the future. Unfortunately, this exercise is often carried out at the end of a project, when it is likely that the team will have already been reassigned to new projects. Moreover, a project being by definition a...

Hearing a lot of grumbling when you try to implement changes? Disappointed by the lack of recognition for your efforts? Don’t lose hope.Use these tips to better take stock of the situation and ease the transition.

You know that a lobster’s shell is hard. When it has finally outgrown it, it has to hide from predators while growing a new one. And at what point does a lobster decide to go through all this trouble? Only when its shell is so uncomfortable it can’t stand it anymore!

With people, it’s the same thing, only more complicated.  Even whe...

19/09/2018

You’re trying to be transparent about your opinions, and that keeps biting you back? Mara’s advice to nuance your communications might help you.

You want to be transparent; this is in your nature and you don’t like political squabbles. You are animated by best intentions, yet, your words can be distorted which lends you intentions that aren’t yours. Does this make you want to throw in the towel and no longer take responsibility? Rest assured! There are solutions!

First good news: you aren’t the only one! How many political newcomers have made...

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