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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Project Meetings: An Easy-To-Follow Checklist That Will Save You Time

If you’ve been invested with the role of Project Manager, you also probably have to set up project update meetings with your client.

*shudders*

Don’t let yourself be found unprepared.

If you really can’t escape setting meetings to share project status updates with your client, these are the 5 things you have to remember to prepare beforehand – so that you’ll get the whole thing done quickly and productively.
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This Is Why You Should Have Some “Unproductive” Time On Your Schedule

If you feel like fainting at the sight of your to-dos, you’re not alone.

When tasks and assignments pile up, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. And then there are also the countless emails, the phone calls, the distractions in the office and interruptions…

One would think that filling every free minute on the schedule is the most effective way to be more productive and get everything done.
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10 Simple Project Management Tips for New Project Managers

So you’re the new project manager.

Did you get your first project? Can you manage it? Well, of course you can!

Managing a new project as a new project manager is going to be intimidating. You have a lot of new responsibilities in your job description, a lot of people are now looking up to you for guidance, and you’ve to bring everyone together to get everything done on time.

The whole situation can be frightening – unless you know what you need to do and how you need to go about your new role.
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