Project Team Resolutions for the New Year

While your mind is on your own individual goals for the new year, why not also take the opportunity to look at where your Project Team is and where you want to take it in the coming months? If you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve put together some resolutions you can use as a launch pad.

Improve communication. Even Project Teams that are really good at communicating should make improvement a yearly goal. “BE A BETTER COMMUNICATOR” .Talking with end users, providing stakeholders with progress reports, and maintaining good lines of communication within your team are all critical to project success.

Boost career development efforts. Now is not the time to let your project professionals grow stagnant—if you don’t give them a path toward greater opportunities, there’s a good chance your competitors will. Encourage team members to set goals that keep them motivated “SETTING INDIVIDUAL GOALS: 9 TIPS FOR SUCCESS” and facilitate mentoring relationships whenever possible.

Increase ongoing education. As project workloads ramp up, project management training is one of the first things moved to the back burner “TRAINING MISTAKES MOST Project TeamS MAKE“. Instead, resolve this year to keep your team’s education on the priority list. Schedule classes early and be sure everyone on the team has the opportunity to learn something new.

Develop a more robust network. Reach out to fellow professionals before you need help. “BE A BETTER COMMUNICATOR Your team will have better access to resources—including consultants, market research specialists, equipment suppliers, and potential new employees—and will also be more in tune with regional and industry trends.

Market your Project Team. In many organizations, it’s no longer enough to be good project managers. Your ability to engage stakeholders and end users is increasingly important, and could influence everything from budget approval to staffing levels.

Commit to creativity. Your team’s ability to develop innovative solutions can help manage any problem “PROJECT MANAGEMENT: CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING. Implement some creativity-building activities and watch your team triumph over challenges.

Also check out our “NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS” and “NEW YEAR, NEW PERSPECTIVE“ blog posts.

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