Posts Categorized: Project Management Best Practices

Are You Challenging Your Team Enough or Allowing Them to Get Complacent?

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Being able to face challenges during the workday is critical for engagement. If none of a worker’s tasks requires them to push outside of their comfort zone or explore new areas, their level of interest in the work is going to diminish dramatically. Over time, this can lead to complacency and decreased morale, both of Read more »

4 Podcasts Every Professional Should Subscribe and Listen to in 2019 to Maximize Productivity

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For any company to achieve success, productivity needs to be ramped up as high as possible. By increasing efficiency and effectiveness, any business can accomplish more during a year. Whether your goal is to increase the rate of output or decrease expenses, productivity is at the core of your objective. If you want to maximize Read more »

The Problem with Year-End Reviews and How to Make Your Process Better

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While your employees are one of your greatest assets, they are also a source of anxiety and even risk. Keeping your workforce motivated, productive, and focused can be challenging. If your company does not evolve beyond the performance management techniques of yesteryear, then the task is even more daunting. The traditional approach to year-end reviews Read more »

Three Key Tips for Communicating Company Strategy to Your Team

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For a company strategy to be effective, your employees need to be aware of it. This ensures everyone is aligned with the same goals, focusing their efforts appropriately to make reaching critical objectives possible and shaping a portion of the organization’s culture. To make sure that all employees are on the same page, communication is Read more »

Three Things to Consider When Searching for the Best Construction Managers

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Having an exceptional construction manager is essential. Without strong leadership projects face significant risks, including sub-par quality, missed deadlines and budget concerns. Here are three critical aspects to consider, when searching for an ideal construction manager. 1. Management Skills A core function of the role is to serve as a leader, overseeing construction activities and monitoring Read more »

Top Ways to Improve Efficiency in the Workplace

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In the architecture, engineering, and construction fields, efficiency is essential. Being tasked with meeting tight deadlines is common, and slight deviations from the original schedule can have a cascading effect, significantly harming the delivery timeline. Similarly, long, drawn-out hiring processes can be detrimental to your success, leaving you short-handed or causing you to miss out Read more »

Increase Your Overall Productivity By Working Smarter, Not Harder

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Are you having trouble achieving everything you want to accomplish each day? Before overworking yourself and burning out, look at all the factors. Are you working hard and do you have the necessary knowledge, tools and resources? If so, the problem may be your approach to completing the work. You may not need to work Read more »

Tired of Saying Yes to Everything at Work? Here is How to Start Saying No

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You give your all to your job each day, but you can only tackle so much at one time. If working overtime has become your standard because you avoid saying no at all costs, it is time for a change. It will take time, but learning to set boundaries and recognizing when to say no Read more »

3 Reasons Why Temporary Employment is The Solution to Supplement Vacation Time

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Peak vacation time has arrived, and your employees are eager to cash in their Paid Time Off (PTO). You want your team to be happy, but can be hard to keep the business running when multiple people plan to be out of the office at the same time. Thankfully, there is an easy solution that Read more »

How to Make Contract Employees Feel Like They Are a Part of Your Team

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While contract employees sometimes only work for a company for a short time, such as for the duration of a project they are still a part of the team. Hired for a specific skill set, or to assist the permanent staff during a busy season, these individuals contribute a great deal to the company’s success. Unfortunately, the Read more »

A career in construction administration and management can be (and for me has been) one of constant transition. It’s rather common that employment with a given company starts and finishes with each successive project; you’re a new hire as it’s just getting “out of the ground,” then finished and looking for a new project (and Read More…

Greg Wangler, Pentagon Construction Management Division

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