Modern Leadership With Innovative Project Managers
Max Wideman presents a contribution by author Aisha West
Companies work hard to build a good culture and thereby strengthen
their brand identity. The company's culture sets it apart from the
crowd, and the way things are run in that company has a significant
impact on the company's success. A good leader can inspire all employees,
help them achieve their own and company goals, and create a positive
work environment where only good results are acceptable.
Project managers deserve equal praise for their leadership skills.
They are able to help their employees do their best at work. But
sometimes they struggle with the complexity of things, and in this
article, we will discuss what they should change about their leadership
to make things go well.
Project managers and their leadership
By properly defining and organizing responsibilities, companies
strive to find solutions that improve the business environment.
By setting deadlines, a project manager can determine how much time
each employee should spend on the project to find the best solutions.
He or she can encourage others to give their best to the project
and work together to succeed.
Hybrid project management
This term may be a bit more complicated, but hybrid project management
uses two or more different project management methods to come up
with a final method to achieve a project's goals.
An ideal hybrid project manager will make a good impact on your
company since he/she:
- Helps with budget and time plannin
- Focuses on improvements
- Respects the corporate culture
- Keeps the team motivated
- Has the most innovative outcome
- Implements different approaches for the team
- Gives teams enough space to solve challenges themselves
- Creates a process roadmap
- Reviews the project management process on a regular basis
- Makes adjustments, if needed, to the project as it progresses.
But what should a project manager do when he/she faces challenges?
- Undertake in-depth planning
- Have basic knowledge of the chosen approaches
- Initially select only two project management methods, try them
and only then apply others
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the methods chosen
- Show a clear way how the process could end up
- Have a plan B
- Make a plan for further changes
So in general, project managers usually in hybrid work environments
have to mix different approaches to the way they delegate tasks
to employees in person or remotely. By checking for the pros and
cons of both approaches and then deciding when and which tasks to
delegate based on where employees are working.
Project manager and the team's relationship
Not only facing the challenge of workflow, but the project manager
also has to manage people working in the office and remotely.
Some challenges associated with remote work are lack of time with
colleagues, video fatigue, communication breakdowns and bottlenecks,
and environmental distractions that can lead to mistakes in the
But if these steps are followed, the project manager should be
able to perform to perfection and hence be preferred by the team
- Understands employees,
- Establishes clear standards for remote work productivity, and
- Identifies and provides the right tools they should use,
- Communicates with them regularly, and
- Creates a video or tip sheet with suggestions garnered from
other remote workers.
Thus, the remote team project manager should know how to overcome
such challenges and enable team members to succeed. Even for employers
who do not work remotely, you should find the best working environment
and work together with different strategies to achieve the established
- He/she should try to see the problems from the employees' point
of view, not always from his/her point of view,
- He/she should show that he/she is invested in the success of
the team and appreciates their efforts.
- A capable project manager should be able to define goals clearly,
- Each employee must understand his/her individual responsibility
and role in the overall project.
How the environment can affect employee productivity and motivation
Physical and other factors in the workplace can affect employee
motivation and morale because if the workplace is pleasant and fun,
employees will naturally perform better and help the company achieve
its goals. A project manager should take the factors mentioned below
into consideration when looking for office space for rent in New
York, Arizona, California, or any similar location where the team
could work. That will help them to find an easy solution, because
many locations like these, take care of the factors that affect
To create a perfect ambience for a team, a project manager should
consider the following suggestions:
- Check the ambient air quality
- Get sufficient light
- Turn up the music
- Check and get the right temperature
- Embrace the multi-screen
A project manager is one of the people who care about how things
go on projects. He should find the best team to work with, should
know how to separate and manage tasks, and how to budget and set
deadlines. Most importantly, he should know what to offer to employees,
to motivate them, encourage them and provide them with an optimal
working environment. These aspects should be considered because
productivity really depends on environmental factors. A hybrid project
manager especially should take care of both the employees in the
office and those who work remotely.
Aisha West's email is firstname.lastname@example.org