4 Simple Leadership Tactics for a Project’s Success

What do you think a project’s success depends on- Planning, resources, scheduling tools; no, it depends on the management. There’s no deny that a proper planning, a well-deserved team, a good scheduling tool adds to a project’s success but the coordination between them is the bigger fish to fry.

A good leader can effectively manage his team and make out 100% from them. He keeps them focused on their goal and makes sure they work hand-in-hand with him. Leadership is a talent which separates out an excellent project manager from the rest.  But what does leadership looks like in context with Project Management. Let’s find out the 3 leadership tactics for a project’s success.

Keep the team Informed

Do your team really know what they are working on? Do they know what is the objective of the project, they are working onto?

Now, if you feel that how does that matters, let me make it clear.

Suppose I ask you to simply develop a module and give its feature list or I ask you to create a module which would benefit the patients in a hospital with an informed system.

Which one would you think sounds better and motivated, the latter one, right? This is just because the objective is clear enough to motivate the team to do good.

Defining goals and motivating the team to achieve it, is one of the prime reasons for a great project delivery.

You can do this by writing the goal on a whiteboard or put them on a flip chart in a meeting room.

Management on Floor

A work is done successfully when a team works as a team. A leader’s prime responsibility is to bind the team. This could be done only when you work with them on ground.

You could do this by walking on the floor and greet the team. Check in with them, check for their issues and try to resolve them. You could also try some Employee Engagement tactics to keep them on track. It is easy and requires a very less effort. This could help upsurge the morale of your team mates.

On the other hand, you could better know the reality of your project as well as the team mates.

Protect the Team from Office Politics

One of the growing reasons for delays in delivery or failure of the project is the team involving in office politics. Projects suffer when the employees are busy pushing each other’s leg.

They really don’t have need to know you are in a territory war with marketing team to secure last meeting room for your project.  They don’t need to know that the costs of the project have been bounced back. They really don’t.

These all are distractions and can divert them from their goal. This doesn’t mean to keep secrets from them but not to disclose such things which become a talk of the town.

Appreciation is Must

You must have a habit to appreciate your team or individuals. This motivates them to move forward and keep up the good work. The simple word of appreciation from your mouth like “Thank You”, “Keep up the Good Work”, “You are so thoughtful” etc., could make an employee’s day.

This appreciation if done on the floor would not only motivate him/team but would also raise a spark among the other team members to receive those words of honour.

These some of the simple tactics would not only differentiate you from the rest but would also help you deliver projects on time.

Leadership doesn’t mean you to have a title ‘leader’. It is an attitude that comes with confidence and few tactics. You don’t need to be at the top position on the hierarchy. You can lead the team from beside, below, within or above.

Your growth depends on your work. The more successful your projects are the better are the chances for your growth. So just wake up the leader inside you, for yourself and for your company.


5 Good ways to Improve Employee Engagement

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Employees are the key assets of an organisation. With the global shift towards technology and the world becoming a digital hub, employee engagement has become crucial more than ever before. An organisation’s success relies on the energy, commitment and the engagement of its workforce.

Happy faces bring a positive vibe and a stronger will to complete the projects with better understanding. It also spread the enormous positive energy in the organisation. The more are the engaged employees in a company, the greater will be the success ratio.

But, employee engagement is still a big question among the employers. According to a recent survey, only 15% employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. Today, the current business environment is moving faster than ever before. The organisations are forced to grow quickly with fewer resources.  It is where the managers and the leaders have to play the role to satisfy their employees as far as possible.

Here are some simple steps following which could be a bigger step towards employee engagement –

Put Everyone in the Right Role

This step is very important for employee engagement. An employee wants to give his best to the organisation but if the organisation is not utilising it properly in his core then the performance degrades. Each employee has his own forte, use it to get the best of him. For example, if you are asking a writer to do marketing for you, then you are not only doing injustice to your marketing but also to that writer’s role.

Give Them Proper Training

No one could lead your company to the path of success unless trained properly to achieve your vision and goals. Every company has a different vision and work ethics. An experienced employee would also need training to grasp your work culture. And if you are the one appointing the fresher, then train them properly to understand your services. Because the fresher is like wet clay, it depends on you how to mould them.

Task Meaningful Work

Engaged employees are doing meaningful work. They work for company’s good will and work in parallel to company’s vision. But, it’s the leader’ responsibility to assign meaningful tasks. Again we are back to the right roles. If a very talented employee has been assigned a task which has zero output, then that talented package would lost interest and would be unsatisfied with his/her work. This would really mark a question on his/ her credibility which would otherwise is a company’s mistake.

Frequent Check with Employees

Gone are the days, when you wait for the mid-year review session to happen for employees’ feedback. You must have frequent checks with your employees to make them feel important. Now, the feedbacks should hold everything, from their present projects to the past ones, their interest and the work environment.

Discuss Engagement

A good boss or a great manager knows when to engage with their employees. They want constant improvements for which they talk with all their team mates. They hold state of ‘engagement meetings’ and engage their colleagues to discuss the problems and solutions.

These principles are not complex but a company must possess them to surpass their competitors and stay ahead in the competition. Always remember one thing; if an employer has the options for employees, a talented employee also has ample options for a great employer. This is a race and no one waits here for anyone.