Are Your Expectations Clear?

Are Your Expectations Clear?

Have you ever had a situation where your expectations were not met? Where, clearly, the person you were engaged with was on a different wavelength regarding the expected outcomes?

Well, this is a story where it seems that lines got crossed in conveying information from one party to the next, a story where too many assumptions were made. The end result?

Wasted time. Money for nothing.

Do Your Employees Have a Stage and a Trumpet?

Do Your Employees Have a Stage and a Trumpet?

When times are hectic, many stressors can arise - stressors that diminish productivity. 

The stress of pressing deadlines and actually getting work done, amongst the requests from management for continuous progress updates, the requests for support on unrelated tasks, the frustrations with process inefficiencies, and the constant need to influence others to keep their commitments - so that you can keep your efforts on track too.   

To reduce these stresses, and improve productivity, anything that can be done to improve process and ease burdens on your employees can be beneficial.  But how to determine which problems cause the most frustration?  How to figure out where to start?  

By giving your employees a voice.

How to Halt a Project

How to Halt a Project

Time and again, we are being shown that our biggest project risks are NOT associated with the technical challenges we might start out with. Instead, we know that two very critical aspects surface time and again.  

Today I want to raise some issues and general links between risks, sustainability and stakeholders. Because I believe they are all tied at the hip.