We negotiate more frequently than we probably think. Not only at work, but also in our private life. With a sales person when buying something valuable like a car or a house. With our partner, children. The negotiation result strongly depends on the quality of preparation and BATNA is something we definitely want to know before starting any negotiation.
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We all make assumptions. Wrong assumptions can have devastating impact not only on a project but also in other areas of our life.
When setting a goal, define what level of performance of achievement you want to reach to feel satisfied with your efforts. If after a realistic period of time your performance or achievement leaves a lot to be desired, perhaps you should re-consider again.
The longer something takes and the more patience it requires, the more people it filters out along the way. Difficult goals are often easier to reach because there’s less competition if patience plays a big role in their accomplishment. Let patience be connected with your decisions.
Time Management When There’s Not Enough Time. Project managers are taught from the very start that how they manage their time will be critical to their success. Choosing what to focus on first, where to concentrate their efforts and what to defer or delegate is critical not just for the PM, but also for the project. Sometimes PMs just don’t have enough time to do everything. What do you do then?
- Paretos to have enough perspective? - Adapted measurement tools? - Experts? - An ishikawa diagram? - An indoor meeting with all the actors concerned? No indeed ! - Your legs - Your eyes
Having the goals we want to achieve in life is an important part of being human.
Unlike physical ailments, detecting and identifying the mental ones is much more challenging. Mental health must not be a taboo, especially in the workplace.
Work efficiency is one of the key areas for increasing productivity.
One of the biggest challenges for project managers and executives is to prioritize everyday work.