Common Mistakes in Project Management (and How to Avoid Them)

You’re human. You make mistakes.

Those mistakes can feel a little more immediate, though, when it’s your responsibility to look out for a team or take over the management of a client’s project.

Don’t let stress get the best of you, though. Your team knows that you’re human. When you acknowledge that you’re capable of making mistakes, recovering from a few slip ups will be all the easier.
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Ease Up the Office: Finding Project Management Stress Relief

Everyone’s got some stress in their lives.

When at work, though, it’s best for your productivity – not to mention your health – if you do what you can to reduce the amount of stress you feel over the course of a day. When you’re put in charge of a project with a team, client, and looming deadline, managing your stress levels may be the last thing on your mind. It should be, though.
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It’s Not the Phone, It’s You: Apps and Productivity in the Office

Word around the office space nowadays is that apps primarily lead to distracted employees, not increased productivity.

What would you say, though, if we told you that wasn’t true? Employee productivity – or lack thereof – is based on a lot of things, including humanity’s ability to focus. The number of hours which a person is actually able to stay productive for might actually surprise you, as it’s much lower than the prescribed eight hours a day we’re supposed to be working.

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Time Management and the Virtual Employee: Virtual Project Management

Working with a virtual employee sounds like a business partnership based in science fiction.

Up to 38% of positions in various industries today are remote. This freedom allows a business’s employees to work from home or while on the road.

The structure of these employment opportunities depends on the business in question, of course. You may wonder: if an employee doesn’t come into the office and punch the time clock, how is it possible to manage their time?
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Business Self-Care: Avoiding Project Burnout

Burnout is never a fun feeling. You go to resume work on one of your projects, and no matter how pressing its deadline is or how passionate you felt about the work when you started, you just can’t bring yourself to complete the job. Don’t fall prey to any feelings of inadequacy, though.

Project burnout occurs when you look at a project too closely for too long, and it can arise in anyone.
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Working Near the Holidays: How to Maintain Office Productivity

It doesn’t matter what holiday is approaching. Working gets a little harder when all you can think about it good food, time with family, and a brief break from the hustle and bustle of the office.

If getting work done near the holidays is difficult, though, managing an office full of equally distracted people is even harder. What do you do when you’ve got an office full of antsy employees?

Consider some of the following ways to keep office productivity up while also embracing some holiday cheer. Don’t worry – these tips work well all year round, not just in the winter.

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How to Build Better Business Relationships

A lot of people compare business relationships to marriages – and, on a lot of levels, the comparison is apt. The base of all mutually beneficial relationships, business or otherwise, is communication.

If you’re looking to build stronger relationships with your potential business partners, take into account the way you’re communicating with them, and see if there aren’t some areas – like those listed below – in which you can improve.
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