It's not easy being a project manager. You need to carefully manage systems, schedules, budgets and most importantly, people. And then there's inevitable problems that you'll need to overcome. All told, it's a job that requires serious discipline, patience and above all, perseverance. Seeing a project through, particularly a complex one, is rarely easy. Costs overrun, delays happen and mistakes are made. However, there are...
Ways to make the most of remote working Last week we gave you three very useful tips on how to make the most of remote work. This week we look at three more ways to overcome the challenges of working remotely. Keep in contact One of the big downsides (or upsides, depending on your personality) of remote work is that you're not face-to-face with your...
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Aug
How to make the most of remote working More and more of us work remotely. For some, remote working is their dream come true. They don't want to wake up at six just so they can get a seat on the train. They'd rather roll out of bed at nine and get straight to work while in their Spiderman pyjamas. For others, it's a tricky...
3 Foods to make you more productive We all know healthy foods are great for our physical well-being. However, some of these foods benefit our mental well-being too, helping you to stay calm, positive and best of all, productive. Here are three foods that will help you get over that midday funk, and have you feeling and working better in no time at all. Avocados...
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Jul
How to work faster and be more productive Now that you've read parts one and two on ways to work faster, you'll have noticed that you're getting through work faster than ever before. But don't rest on your laurels just yet. Strive for more, and try these three 'practical' methods to help you work faster, and maximise productivity: Create Templates Let's be frank here! Life...
How to work faster and be more productive Still want to work faster? In the first of our three series on how to do so, we talked about how important it is to have a plan, set deadlines and do the hardest task first. In this second part, we look at three more ways in which you can work even faster and be more productive...
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Jun
Let us give you some great tips on how you can work less and be more productive. Let’s be honest here. Even though you work a 40 hour week, you probably don’t do 40 hours of work. And you know what, you shouldn’t. Too many people conflate being busy with being productive. They think that if they spend every waking minute working they’ll get more...
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Jun
How to work faster and be more productive Do you want to be more productive at work? Do you want to work faster? Of course you do. You live in a fast world where it can be hard to keep up. You've got a lot of competitors out there, both at home and abroad, who want to get ahead of you. That's why now, more...
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Jun
There can be advantages to shared ownership. For it to work, you’ve to be open to different views and ways of doing things, which can often lead to a more innovative and productive workplace for you as shared owners. However, there can be disadvantages too. Stubbornness, egotism and the refusal to do things someone else’s way, can lead to inefficiency, stagnation and a toxic work...
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Jan
Do you want to know how to lead by example? To be a good project manager or a leader you must lead by example and that is one of the most important qualities you must have as a leader. It’s very important that you are showing the way forward, how things should be done, that you are the one taking initiative but also that you...