When you are managing a project you could spend hours creating wonderful flawless plan however you will still need to implement the plan to the project.
When you are implementing a plan you should try to agree, with the people who are working on the project, the outcomes of different aspects of the project. There are multiple topics that can be the control element however you should always try to answer the questions what is likely to go wrong, how and when will I know and what will I do about it. By answering these questions you will also be able to prepare yourself with the necessary resources in case the problems arise.
When you are trying to implement a plan you should also take note of the team culture within the project. You must think of the way you approach your goals, are they just announced to the workforce and then they try to achieve them, are they communicated throughout the workforce so everyone understand them and they try to fulfil them or do you properly communicate with the workforce and try to create a goal that is agreed on by the team.
You will not understand the culture of your team just by knowing how you create goals. You should also try to understand if you use a closed, part open or fully open culture with information, motivation, decisions, mistakes, conflicts, control, managerial style, authority and manager. Understanding the culture of the workforce will allow you to smoothly implement the plan without changing the way the workforce operates too much.
Next you should try to get everybody in the workforce participating in the project. One way you can get good participation is forming strategic goals. Conduct a training session explaining what is going to be changing and who it’s going to affect. You should then try to resolve any issues that the team have regarding the project, as being left unresolved could have a negative impact later on in the project and the staff members’ productivity. When you are working on the problem treat them as if they are part of the project follow processes to resolve the problem don’t just dump the problem onto a team.
Get everybody to do the same amount of work, just because somebody is higher up in the pay scheme doesn’t mean they should be doing less or more work than someone who is earning less.
Making a decision within a project is a group effort. Nobody within the project should make a solo decision as everyone working on the project should understand everything that is happening within the project no matter which forum. This rule also applies to team meetings, presentations and team briefings.
Always make people accountable for the decisions they have suggested. This will encourage other members of the team to come up with new ideas for the project.
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